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“It’s Time For Jonathan Richman”

Jonathan Richman and Andy’s friendship goes back to when they were both 18 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Over the years, Andy has produced many recording sessions with Jonathan and the Modern Lovers. A large portion of these remain unreleased. This album, “It’s Time for Jonathan Richman,” was recorded in Boston in 1986. Some tracks from this […]

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“Rockin’ And Romance” Jonathan Richman

Andy produced this Jonathan Richman album in 1985 in northern California. Some of the tracks from this album are “The Beach,” “U.F.O Man,” “Vincent Van Gogh,” “Walter Johnson,” “My Jeans,” “The Fenway” and “Cruddy Little Chewing Gum Wrapper.”

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Jonathan Richman And The Modern Lovers

Andy has toured the world with Jonathan and the Modern Lovers, playing guitar , singing backup and sometimes playing drums. This photo shows Andy, Asa Brebner and Jonathan Richman playing in Barcelona.

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The Paley Brothers at Gold Star Recording Studio

The Paley Brothers recorded a single produced by Phil Spector at Gold Star Recording Studio in Hollywood in 1978. “Baby, Let’s Stick Together” is the last track on the Paley Brothers “The Complete Recordings” and represents the last Phil Spector session with the so-called wrecking crew at Gold Star, which later burned down. In this […]

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The Paley Brothers and Patti Smith

Patti Smith invited the Paley Brothers onstage to sing with her at The Bottom Line in Manhattan in 1975.  When Richard Sohl quit the Patti Smith band, Andy was brought in and played piano, organ and guitar in the Patti Smith band on various tours.

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The Paley Brothers Live at Paradise

The Paley Brothers performing live at the Paradise Club in Boston

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Shangri-Las live at CBGB’s

“The Shangri-Las play a suprise gig at CBGB’s.” Andy spent the summer working with The Shangri-Las. One day after rehearsal they decided they wanted to play somewhere. Andy called his friends Lenny Kaye and Jay Dee Doughety and they did a quick run-through of a few songs. CBGB’s owner Hilly Kristal got the call….bumped somebody […]

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Andy & The Shangri-Las with Linda Stein

Andy Paley & The Shangri-Las with the late Linda Stein outside the Sire Records building on w 76th st in New York Photo by Roberta Bayley

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Andy working with the Shangri-Las

Cutting an 8 track demo at the Sire Records demo studio on w 76th st in New York L to R: Andy Paley, Mary Weiss, Liz Weiss, & Margie Ganser Photo by Roberta Bayley

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Pinball at CBGB’s

L to R: David Johansen, Lenny Kaye, Dee Dee Ramone, & Andy Paley Andy playing pinball at CBGB’s Photo Credit: Bob Gruen

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