Travis Pike Wins U.K. E-Mag South East Star's 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award
June 05, 2019 (PRLEAP.COM) Business NewsPike's selection for the a Lifetime Achievement Award is supported by a two-page spread in South East Star documenting his attempt to produce a $100 million three-picture package set in the U.K., resulting his successful, award-winning production of Grumpuss, an original epic narrative rhyme he performed live, at Blenheim Palace, for the Save the Children Fund, now released in a 20th anniversary edition DVD available on Amazon. "Watch Out Woman" and "The Way That I Need You," two song's Pike composed and performed in the 1966 movie "Feelin' Good," were taken directly from its optical soundtrack and released on a vinyl 45 by State Records, (U.K.),and listed as the #3 single in "Shindig!" magazine's "Best of 2017," and this year's March release of the original Travis Pike's Tea Party 1967 recording of "If I Didn't love You Girl" has appeared on the Mousetrap 45's – 28th Anniversary Single.
This month, Pike's "1964-1974: A Decade of Odd Tales and Wonders" review in "Music Connection Magazine" reports, "Chronicling the prolific, multi-faceted Pike's development as a storyteller, singer and songwriter, along with his performances in the U.S. and abroad from 1964-1974, the book also includes all the lyrics to his songs on his albums 'Odd Tales and Wonders: Stories in Song,' 'Feelin' Better,' 'Reconstructed Coffeehouse Blues,' 'Travis Edward Pike's Tea Party Snack Platter,' and 'Outside the Box,' as well as the text to all the rhymes on the 'Odd Tales and Wonders: Stories in Rhyme' CD. There are also over 170 photos and artifacts which detail Pike's varying degrees of success throughout his unique career."
And coming very soon, Kubernik's tribute to Motown Records and their 60th anniversary Harvey interview, "Berry Gordy: A Conversation With Mr. Motown," will be displayed at musicconnection.com. Initially published in 1995 it has also been licensed for inclusion in "The Pop, Rock & Soul Reader" edited by David Brackett to be published in 2019 by Oxford University Press.
Harvey Kubernik also has two books published by Otherworld Cottage Industries, and wrote the "Afterword, an interview with Travis Edward Pike" for Pike's memoir, singled out in Lenny Helsing's Four-Star "fascinating read" review of Pike's book in this year's January edition of "Shindig!", in which he noted the "superb Harvey Kubernik interview which illuminates further Pike's ongoing journey."
And while we're on Harvey Kubernik and the UK-based "Shindig!" their July issue will be running Harvey's retrospective on Elton John's 1965-1970 career.
For more about Harvey Kubernik's ongoing projects and properties, visit Kubernik's Korner.