Drummer Alvin Taylor (Little Richard, George Harrison, Elton John) has put together a tribute concert Sat. Aug. 31, 2013 8pm PST. featuring an All Star Line up of players from groups such as Buddy Miles Express, Bad Company, Greg Allman Band, Big Brother and the Holding Company and many more to honor the life of his friend Joey Covington. The concert is being Live Streamed Worldwide so those not able to attend the Live show can buy tickets to see the show via the internet.

Joey Covington tribute concert.

Joey’s  Been Down & Loaded

Sittin’ round thinkin’, thinkin’ and a thinkin

And it ain’t doin’ me no good.

I want to know, that everything that’s sung will remain.

Well i thunk thunk thunk thunk a lot about it, realized my thunk is nothin’ but a lot of funk.  So bunk down on in my place.”

 “Only A Dream (hummm)”

 

“Couldn’t think of anything better,”

(excerpt from the song “Thunk” written by Joey Covington, released on the Jefferson Airplane Bark Album

Copyright Jehrico Rose, Inc.)

 

 

The music remains and it’s time to get it out!

 

  2009

January

Well, what happened to 2008  ?

“ I wrote 29 new songs !”

 

 

HAPPY 2009 EVERYONE !

(And special good wishes for 2009 to the citizens of Vicenza, Italy)

 

2008

 

Joey & Mario Maglieri of the Whisky A Go Go

(right before Mario’s interview with Larry King)

 

December, 2007

 

 

To my friend, Floyd Red Crow Westerman

 

Let the winds blow, through your hair

Let the clouds cry, and wash away the pain

Let the sun shine, while it  keeps your spirit  warm

As you finally fly with the eagle.

 

Hey Floyd, I listened  to your CD,

“A Tribute to Johnny Cash”

Great Job.

 

Your Friend,

Joey Covington

 

 

 

WHAT’S Been GOING ON

 

 

January, 2007

Joey wants to let everyone know that his friend Jerry Schilling recently had his book published called “Me and a Guy Named Elvis” on Gotham Books.  Jerry was a close friend of and a part of Elvis’s “Memphis Mafia”.  His book is written with the deep sensitivity that only a friend could have.  Jerry writes of things that the public never knew before and dispels a lot of the misinformation that has been said or written over the years about Elvis.     It’s a great book !

 

February, 2007

 

If you’re headed to L.A. the best restaurant, best food, and best hang is Mario Maglieri’s Rainbow Bar & Grill on the Sunset Strip.  There’s a reason it’s a “landmark”.  And Mario’s Whisky A Go Go is still “the club” that’s RockinL.A.    Joey wants to say Rock On to Mario for his induction in to the Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame this year for his contribution to Rock N’ Roll!   The book “Straight Whisky” documents the history of the Whisky A Go Go;  a must read for Rock fans.

 

March, 2007

 

   Broadcasting to a Worldwide Audience, DJ Larry Woodside of Internet Radio Error FM (all music;  NO commercials )    has started playing songs from the LAuren CD.

 

Joey Covington’s cover of  Ronnie VanZant’s “Swamp Music” for Cleopatra Records has been released on the CD A TRIBUTE TO LYNYRD SKYNYRD

 

 

April, 2007

 

Week of April 8, 2007 LAuren was featured artist on internet radio error fm !!

 

May, 2007

 

The 

LAuren

Interview in the May issue of Holding Together Magazine Issue #38 is out!!

For ordering info:  see Links Page

Her CD is a Joey Covington & Paul Shortino Production featuring songs written by Joey Covington and Marty Balin

 

 

June 14, 2007

Special appearance by Joey Covington at the 1st Annual Sunset Strip Music Festival at the Whisky A Go Go

The show was a Tribute to James Brown with other celebrity guests.

Show proceeds will be donated in the memory of James Brown to the Sunset Strip Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame. 

 

Sept, 2007

 

Joey’s been in the studio recording an album of his new songs with guitarist Chris Seefried (GodChild, Roseann Cash, Counting Crows)

 

 

2006

Teaming up with singer/songwriter Chris Seefried the song “Fine” they wrote is featured in the upcoming movie In The Blink of An Eye starring Jaime Gomez (Nash Bridges) and Brian Krause (Charmed).

 

 

January, 2006

Islamorada, Florida Benefit For Katrina Victims (Ocean Springs, Mississippi)

Joey drummed with the legendary Bo Diddley..

A 2 hour set

Opening for them was Clarence Clemmons

photo courtesy of Belinda Serata

 

 

Production finished for HIDEOUT IS A CROOK’S BEST FRIEND the debut CD of Singer

LAuren

 

 The CD, produced by Joey Covington and Paul Shortino  features studio recorded, new versions of never before released songs  (except via bootlegs, Oops!! those “trade traded” classics from Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna & San Francisco Allstars live shows), a Rock remake of the Jefferson Airplane Hit “Pretty As You Feel” & new songs written by Joey and a few Rockers by Marty Balin.

 

reviews are saying the CD rocks & it is currently available at all shows and via this website.

 

WHICH LEADS US TO!!!!!

 

 

JOEY COVINGTON & FRIENDS GO LIVE

 

 

Live Shows include a performance by Joey of the original version of his hit song for Jefferson Airplane

“Pretty As You Feel”

 

 

 

2006 SHOWS

 

 Rusty’s Surf Ranch Santa Monica Pier 

 

 Molly Malones  Los Angeles

Special Thanks to Pilsner Urquell for taking care of the band and crew vibe!!

 

 

 

Joey Covington & LAuren

Photo by Bill Day

 

 

 

 

 

Joey Covington & Friends Rocked THE WHISKY A GO GO on the Sunset Strip

With Andy Walo, Roger Bueno, & Lauren

 

Special thanks to The Miller Brewing Company

 

 

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May, 2006

Musicians hanging out  in Hollywood

 

 

June 20, 2006

Finland and Friends Benefit Jam for MUSICARES

Sponsored by the Consul General of Finland Manu Virtamo

 

Musicares is an organization devoted to helping take care of the needs of musicians

 

Eric Knudson, Manu Virtamo, Joey Covington

 

July 2006

 

Kickin’ Ass at The Whiskey A Go Go  on the Sunset Strip

 

           

 

photos by Scott Mitchell

wardrobe courtesy of Scott & Co.  West Hollywood, California

 

 

 

 

 

August, 2006

 

Covington covers Ronnie VanZant’s “Swamp Music” for Cleopatra Records. Watch for it’s upcoming release. 

 

 

 

September, 2006

 

12pm  LA NiteLife  30 minute LIVE interview with James Bartolet on Local LA Cable channels 3 and 77

Time Warner Cable

 

September 25, 2006

 

Joey  Covington & Friends Rocked  the Whisky A Go Go on the Sunset Strip

 

 

 

OCTOBER, 2006 ISSUE

HOLDING TOGETHER MAGAZINE in depth Joey Covington interview

(See Links page for ordering info)

 

 

 

 

 

THE PAST CATCHES UP

 

Interview and digging in the past for Jeff Tamarkin’s book “Got A Revolution! The Turbulent Flight of Jefferson Airplane  Atria Books

                                                                                  

Interview for the Fly Jefferson Airplane DVD

 

The Sept. 2005 DVD screening in L.A. had Joey Covington, Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Cassady, Grace Slick, manager Bill Thompson, and Maurice Ierci “master of the machines” all in one place.  Who would have ever thought….

“It was great seeing everyone and the DVD is great and very well made.”

left to right

                                                                                               BMG’s guy, Bill Thompson, Bob Sarles, Jorma, Joey, Maurice, Grace, Jack

Photo courtesy of Andrew Orth

 

 

What’s gone down the pike

 

Late 1970’s,1980’s and 1990’s – San Fransisco AllStars & other Tours

With PaPa John Creach, David Margen, John Dawson, John Cipollina, Mario Cipollina, Nick Gravenitis, Greg Douglas, Steve Love,  Willy Chambers, Buddy Cage, Jerry Miller, Peter Lewis, Bob Mosely, Peter Albin, Merle Saunders, Pete Sears

 

                             

                                          The San Francisco Haight Asbury AllStars  1977                                                                  San Francisco AllStars 1st lineup  1978

          Spencer Dryden, Pete Sears, Joey Covington, John Cipollina, Nick Gravenitis,  Billy Roberts          Joey Covington, John Cipollina, Mario Cipollina, Buddy Cage, Steve Love

                   (Bottom left)     (top 3rd from left)       (center)          (top 2nd from right)  (Bottom right)            (top right)

 

  special thanks to Mike Somavilla for these photos

 

 

ALLSTAR JAMS & TOURS 1990’s and 2000’s

Spencer Davis, Mike Finnegan, Skunk Baxter, Billy Roberts, Spencer Dryden, Slash,

Paul Shortino, Jimmy Crespo, James Gurley, Brian May, Slash, Albert Collins, Joe Shermie, Mike Bloomfield, Fuzzy Knight, Joe Chambers, Rick Danko, Bruce Willis, Kiefer Sutherland, Max Gail, Jr., Gary Busey, The Whiskey

 

                                                                                               Jimmy Crespo    Paul Shortino   Joey Covington

 

Slash &  Joey

 

Lots of recording sessions

 

FOR DRUMMERS ONLY:

Drum lessons for Angelina Jolie

 

 

 

FOR THE CAUSE

 

Benefit in St. Louis for Music Education

Benefit for the Ronald MacDonald Foundation

Benefit for Familes To Amend the California Three Strikes Law

      With Joe Chambers

Benefit for NYFD victims of 911

      With Chris Mancini

Benefit music video for Tsunami Relief

      With Brian McKnight

Benefit for Katrina Victims Ocean Springs, Miss.

Consul General of Finland Benefit for Musicares

 

 

 

AVAILABLE NOW FOR PURCHASE

 

Click here to check it out  (sound clips and purchase info)

 

 

FAT FANDANGO CD WILL BE AVAILABLE IN 2009…so check back

includes a previously unreleased bonus track

 

IN THE WORKS

CD San Fran Jam (Live)

CD The Nitrous Sessions (Live)

 

Got questions or for more info email us at:

 

 

mailto:Bandinusa@aol.com

 

 

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