Interviews

George "Chocolate" Perry, Agoraphobic Rock Star, on TK Records, Crosby, Stills & Nash, and Musical Wishes That Came True

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Perry says, "I'm from Carvers Ranches, Hollywood. Born and raised in the city of Hollywood. When I was little, I made a wish to play with the biggest and best musicians on the planet. Little did I know it would come true. I got more than I expected."

"I started at TK Records in Hialeah. I co-wrote and helped produce Rockin' Chair for Gwen McCrae when I was about 16 or 17 years old. I was going to school and hearing Latimore on the radio, then I started working with him. That was a height in itself. Steve Alaimo and Henry Stone gave me a key to the studio and my own office. I was just a kid waiting outide the studio trying to get on records. They didn't have to do that. I learned camaraderie, family skills, and how to play all kinds of different music."

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