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Tuesday, 28 September 2010 06:17

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3009/2473066064_7c1c3896e8.jpg Tony Peluso

Born: March 28, 1950

Died: June 5, 2010, Los Angeles, California, US

Age: 60

Cause of death: Heart condition

Notable because: Musician who played the guitar solo on 'Goodbye to love'  and worked in studio with Michael Jackson.

Tony Peluso was an American guitarist and record producer. He was lead guitarist for pop duo Carpenters from 1972 to 1983.

Peluso is probably best known for his disc jockey impersonation that links the medley of oldies tracks on side 2 of the Carpenters album Now & Then, and his fuzz guitar solo on their song "Goodbye to Love".http://www.examiner.com/images/blog/replicate/EXID42761/images/Tony_Peluso_shrunk.jpg

Peluso came from a musical family, his mother being a successful opera singer.

He began his own musical career in 1968, when he formed a band called The Abstracts with three college friends. The band recorded one album for the small Pompeii label, on which he sang, played guitar and wrote most of the songs. However, the album was not a commercial success, mainly due to poor distribution, and the group disbanded shortly after its release

Peluso later played alongside Bobby Sherman and Paul Revere & the Raiders as well as leading the backing band Instant Joy for Mark Lindsay when Lindsay took a break from Paul Revere & the Raiders.

In 1972 Richard Carpenter and John Bettis had written a new song, "Goodbye to Love", for the Carpenters. While the Carpenters were working on the song, Richard decided that there should be a fuzz guitar solo on it. He recalled Tony Peluso from a time when Mark Lindsay and Instant Joy opened for the Carpenters. Karen Carpenter called Tony Peluso and asked him to play a guitar solo. In the DVD Close to You: Remembering The Carpenters Peluso recalled: "At first I didn't believe that it was actually Karen Carpenter on the phone but she repeated her name again. ... It was at this point that I realized it was really her and that I was speaking to one of my idols." She told him that she and Richard were working on a song called "Goodbye to Love" and they were both familiar with his work with another band, and that he'd be perfect for the sound they were looking for. In the studio, Peluso first played something soft and sweet, but then Richard said "No, no, no! Play the melody for five bars and then burn it up! Soar off into the stratosphere! Go ahead! It'll be great!"

Peluso subsequently joined the Carpenters recording and touring band as lead guitarist.http://themusicsover.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/tonypeluso.jpg?w=233&h=262http://image1.findagrave.com/photos250/photos/2010/161/53552000_127627913567.jpg

Following the death of Karen Carpenter in 1983, Peluso moved on to record producing. He worked for the next decade at Motown Records where he recorded artists such as Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, the Four Tops and Michael Jackson.

Peluso went on to produce and/or engineer for artists such as Kenny Loggins, Seals and Crofts, Apollonia Kotero, Player, Animotion, Stephanie Mills, The Fixx, Dave Koz and Boyz II Men.

In 1992, Peluso began working with Gustavo Santaolalla. They pioneered the Rock en Español genre. Peluso worked with Latin pop musicians such as Ricky Martin, Molotov and Cafe Tacuba. In 2005, Santaolalla and Peluso produced the soundtrack to Brokeback Mountain.

Peluso released a solo album , Mysterious Everything, in 2008

Peluso won four Grammy Awards during his career. He died on June 5, 2010 from heart disease.

 

Waggoners Gap

Author: Tony Peluso
Manufacturer: Warriors Publishing Group

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Editorial Review: Waggoners Gap is a spiritual place with unique natural beauty and breathtaking vistas overlooking the Cumberland Valley near Carlisle, Pennsylvania. It is also a pivotal locale in the sweeping story of two disparate families fighting for survival and success in the dark decades surrounding World War II.

The Genero clan is at the heart of the story, which tracks the trials and travails of mother, father, son, and daughter whose lives are inevitably affected by a richer and more influential family, the Monarch clan, who control industry and primary employment for most of the people living in the shadow of Waggoners Gap. The generational confluence of these players takes place across a range of time in American history that includes World War I, the Great Depression and culminates in World War II when the Genero children—brother and sister—both enlist to support the war effort. During this time, the lecherous younger Monarch takes over the booming textile business and secretly begins to siphon off profits while mistreating his employees, including the Generos.

The saga winds from Waggoners Gap through area colleges to Army training bases, ships at sea, battlefields in Europe and the Pacific, and back again as truly colorful characters develop and influence each other through the decades. Through it all, in spite of deadly hardships overseas and dark dealings on the home front, Waggoners Gap draws the players together and repels them like a spinning magnet.

Waggoners Gap is a compelling read. As a former Cobra pilot, I especially enjoyed the combat flying sequences in Europe and the Pacific. —Herb Caddell, retired Deputy U.S. Marshall

Want to know what it was like to be an Airborne soldier in combat? Here is your chance. Tony Peluso does an outstanding job of putting you in the “boots on the ground” during World War II. By the time you finish reading this very detailed account of actual events, you will feel like you were there when it happened…. Airborne, all the way! —David F., former Airborne Officer


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Archangel of Sedona

Author: Tony Peluso
Manufacturer: Warriors Publishing Group
Amazon Price: $14.95
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Editorial Review: At the site of a world-famous architectural marvel located in the heart of the mystical red rock country surrounding Sedona, Arizona, a young college student encounters an ancient secret that holds the key to the origins of the universe. Haunted by his epiphany over decades, unexplainable—almost miraculous—events overtake him, until he has a revelation that compels him to go on a dangerous quest to resolve the mystery. Archangel of Sedona documents the personal story of Tony, a veteran integrating his combat experiences with his metaphysical awakening in the Red Rock’s atmosphere of infinite space and boundless silence. His hero’s journey through both beauty and danger combines mystery, adventure, and spiritual discovery. There is no serendipity.


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Waggoners Gap

Author: Tony Peluso
Manufacturer: Warriors Publishing Group
Amazon Price: $24.95
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Editorial Review: Waggoners Gap is a spiritual place with unique natural beauty and breathtaking vistas overlooking the Cumberland Valley near Carlisle, Pennsylvania. It is also a pivotal locale in the sweeping story of two disparate families fighting for survival and success in the dark decades surrounding World War II. The Genero clan is at the heart of the story, which tracks the trials and travails of mother, father, son, and daughter whose lives are inevitably affected by a richer and more influential family, the Monarch clan, who control industry and primary employment for most of the people living in the shadow of Waggoners Gap. The generational confluence of these players takes place across a range of time in American history that includes World War I, the Great Depression and culminates in World War II when the Genero children—brother and sister—both enlist to support the war effort. During this time, the lecherous younger Monarch takes over the booming textile business and secretly begins to siphon off profits while mistreating his employees, including the Generos. The saga winds from Waggoners Gap through area colleges to Army training bases, ships at sea, battlefields in Europe and the Pacific, and back again as truly colorful characters develop and influence each other through the decades. Through it all, in spite of deadly hardships overseas and dark dealings on the home front, Waggoners Gap draws the players together and repels them like a spinning magnet. Waggoners Gap is a compelling read. As a former Cobra pilot, I especially enjoyed the combat flying sequences in Europe and the Pacific. —Herb Caddell, retired Deputy U.S. Marshall Want to know what it was like to be an Airborne soldier in combat? Here is your chance. Tony Peluso does an outstanding job of putting you in the “boots on the ground” during World War II. By the time you finish reading this very detailed account of actual events, you will feel like you were there when it happened…. Airborne, all the way! —David F., former Airborne Officer


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Archangel of Sedona by Tony Peluso (2014-09-14)

Author: Tony Peluso
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Waggoners Gap by Tony Peluso (2013-01-30)

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