Joe Viglione ~ Film Director, Record Producer, TV Host and Writer Special Guest on 1/31/2022



Started Varulven Magazine in 1969...photos of Alfred Hitchcock from his Frenzy Promotion in Boston

around 71 or 72

Writer Jim Miller (no relation to Stones producer Miller) mentioned in films Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein

(with the bonus feature) and in a couple of magazines when we published his interview with Ilona Massey


1976 turned magazine into a record label. Released Velvet Underground Moe Tucker's first 45 RPM

I'm Sticking with You (Lou Reed)


The Velvets Appreciation Society started in my Lou Reed issue of Varulven, so Phil Milstein meet me

at a Lou Reed Paradise show in Boston and said he would start Velvet Underground Appreciation Society

I wrote for it, of course


In 1983 I met Stone's producer Jimmy Miller as I was A & R for new Rose Records, Paris, signing Johnny Thunders

*(NYDolls) produced by Jimmy


Jimmy produced by third album for the French label, the Intuition Element


In 1988 Jimmy brought me to Keith Richards session TALK IS CHEAP

Keith introduced me to Rob Fraboni


When I was at Wayne Green's CD Review magazine as A & R I signed Marty Balin of Jefferson Airplane and SPIRIT


Brought Fraboni up to see J Geils play at Wharfield's nightclub. I was producer for Harvey Wharfield's #1 radio show

Boston Music Showcase Gerry Beaudoin went on to sign Geils, not Domino Records


Rob hired me to promote Alvin Lee with George Harrison and Jon Lord in 1992 (thank you Mr. Richards for getting me hired, I guess!!!!) Rusty Kershaw with Neil Young etc.


Alvin Lee called it the best stop of the tour. it was


Released Marty Balin Live on the Boston Esplanade, Produced and Directed by Joe Viglione

DVD out worldwide on Music Video Distributors


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