The Holy Grail for Richard and the Young Lions fan Has Been Found!!!
Footage of the band from a Sept 1966 episode of Swingin' Time with Robin Seymour (Detroit TV show) has been unearthed. Finally, we can see the band in their prime...and not bad quality considering it's 43 years old!
Our thanks to DetroitMemories.com for making this video available for exclusive use on our website.
RYL Videos now on YouTube.com for ease of viewing!
Wow -- It's been quite a while since we updated the site... We're still waiting to announce when our CD is being released, but it is still going to happen soon!!
Our update for today is our gift to all you RYL fans out there!
We are starting to put all our videos on YouTube.com - So far we have seven of them up and are adding more daily, so go check them out - Most of them are done by our documentary maker/webmaster James Hannon, but there are some on our RYL playlist from others who have a video cover of one of our songs!
See you next update which will be hopefully soon!!!
Long awaited update to the site -but not the big one --- Yet!
It's been a while since we updated the site... We have huge news coming, but we just can't share it yet... I know we've promised before, but hopefully in the next month or so, you'll be seeing some major announcements here...
Our update for today is still pretty cool tho...
Thanks to Denny Carleton who sent us an interview clip of Richard Tepp from Denny's radio show: The Cleveland Music Connection
Richard and the Young Lions performed songs from their upcoming album, as well as some of their earlier hits -- And the crowd loved it!
Then to top things off, Bobby "Boris" Pickett came on-stage and performed his great Halloween hit "Monster Mash" -- and the crowd went nuts!
A spectacular evening!! We hope you enjoy the pictures!
Richard and the Young Lions Live -- SOLD OUT! well, kinda
Tomorrow Night October 28th, Little Steven will be hosting his Halloween-a-Go-Go at the Hard Rock-Times Square.
And Richard and the Young Lions will be performing as special guests!!!!
The event is sold out, but hopefully we'll have pictures (and possibly video if we're lucky) up soon...
In the meantime, if anyone can snap a photo of the Hard Rock-Times Square marquee (with Richard and the Young Lions in lights) today, please e-mail it here - It will go up on our site next week with credit to you.
We just found an old WEAM radio commercial for a Richard and the Young Lions gig in Alexandria, VA back in October, 1966!! RYL performed alongside bands like the Chiffons and Bob Brady & the Concordes.
Little bit of trivia here...
This gig marked the first public appearance of Larry Smith as a Young Lion. If you have the RYL Documentary, one of the Extras on the DVD has Larry telling an amusing "wardrobe malfunction" incident that happened at this gig.
Also found this clip of Jack Armstrong playing "Open Up Your Door" in Cleveland... Listen for an advertisement for Otto's Grotto - a popular Cleveland
club sometimes frequented by RYL members!
A new article in The Guardian has an interview with Little Steven Van Zandt where Steven mentions that seeing a Richard and the Young Lions concert was very instrumental in inspiring his recent Garage Rock activities!!
When Twig's girlfriend Linda throws a party, all the coolest people show up! Not only is World Famous Twig there, but so are all the rest of the Young Lions, Steven Van Zandt, Evan & Linda from Muck and the Mires, Shelly Riff, and NY Disc Jockey/producer Dan Neer!
Radio Premiere of "Lonely" from the NEW CD --- ONLINE!!
Sorry for the late update on this one, but its been a busy few weeks in RYL-land!
NJ's WFMU-FM radio was the first to play a song from the NEW Richard and the Young Lions CD... It was during a January 11th guest appearance by new-RYLer Mike Fornatale on the Three Chord Monte show, and based on the e-mail we have been receieving here, it looks like it went over really well!
For those of you who missed it, you can still catch it at: WFMU.OrgThe song is called "Lonely" and it is played during the last half-hour of the show
Keep sending in your reviews of it, we love hearing your reaction!
Also, we are about to put out a small CD run of the original 6 songs recorded by Richard and the Young Lions. It won't be ready in time to setup the site and receive it by Christmas, but we expect (hope) it will be ready shortly afterwards. Keep watching this space for more info as it becomes available.
RYL gets a visit from 3 members of the Max Weinberg 7 (aka the band on Conan O'Brien's show!)
Mark Pender, Richie 'La Bamba' Rosenberg, & Jerry Vivino were there to add an incredible horn section to the RYL song "Once Upon Your Smile" which is the final touch on the upcoming RYL Cd.
Today's Daily Record - Morris County edition has an article on the festival where webmaster James was interviewed.
check it out : Daily Record article also in our Press section
Hope to see you there!
RYL is in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame!! (Well sorta)
Just received a postcard from Terry Stewart - President of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (aka the "RockHall") who just watched Out of Our Dens: The RYL Story that I had sent him.. He wrote that he liked it and that the DVD is now in their archives!
There's probably a ton of stuff like this in their archives, but its still pretty cool to be in there! By the way, check out the RockHall, it really is a cool place to go - It's worth the trip to Cleveland!
Twig & Mike Fornatale made a special appearance at a Muck and the Mires show in NYC this weekend. Pictures available here
Also, Speaking of Mike Fornatale, he now has his own picture page .
It will be screening at 8:30pm on Friday Oct 1st in Hope, NJ. It may not be Cannes or Sundance, but its off to a good start!!
Also in the news, if you're skittish about ordering the documentary on this site, it is now available on Amazon.com It's a tad more expensive than getting it here, but there is more overhead there... But --- It's another option if you're cautious (Altho Paypal is one of the most secure servers)
If you have seen the documentary and would like to review it, you can do so on the Amazon site! Please be kind... :)
Lots of Updates today!!!!
The first two batches of Little Steven's Garage Festival are now up!
Page 1 is everything Richard and the Young Lions related.
Page 2 is not so much directly Richard and the Young Lions related, but there are some great shots of the bands, celebrities and Go-Go girls that were at the show!
Thanx to RYL Photographers Alexandra, Linda B, Webmaster James, and Shelly Riff for all the great pictures from the day!!!!
The Richard Tepp Video Tribute (originally slated to be played at the festival) is now available on: Richard's Tribute Page
Hey Everyone, I know you are looking for pictures of Saturdays show... We have em... Boy, do we have pictures - over 200 of them at last count!!
Which is a great thing to have, BUT that means a lot of work getting them ready for public display on the website.. So they will be up soon so keep checking back..
The band had a great time at the show, and really appreciate all the support and nice words and e-mails that we received regarding it! You gotta hand it to Little Steven, he sure knows how to throw a party!!
Heres two articles from the Star Ledger about Saturday's show..
If you pick up todays NJ newspaper "The Star Ledger" and go directly to the Spotlight section (entertainment), you will find a huge article on Richard and the Young Lions... Covering their past, their present and future goals...We may be a little biased here, but its a really good article!!!
If you dont live anywhere near New Jersey, you can read the article here... Altho with the online version, you wont be able to see the great pictures that accompany the paper version..
Also dont forget about next weeks Little Steven's Underground Garage Festival at Randall's Island!! Tickets still available here. More info at LittleSteven.com
Richard & the Young Lions will be appearing at
Little Steven's International Underground Garage fest
on AUG 14TH AT RANDALLS ISLAND!!!
Performance time to be announced soon
RYL are proud to be appearing with such Legendary Garage greats as
the Chocolate Watch Band, The Electric Prunes, THE Pretty Things, and the New
York Dolls. The Band will be performing some of their classic garage hits and
new material from our forthcoming album...
On another note, we premiered the documentary On Thursday night at the Pioneer Theatre in NYC and it was a "roaring" success! For those that were there, thanks for being there and sharing in our special day! Soon, there will be a page of pictures and stories from last night! You can also buy one of the limited amount of documentary premiere posters here as well
Also, the Richard Remembrance page has been moved here
Today, we are sad to announce the passing of Howard "Richard" Tepp - lead singer for Richard and the Young Lions...
It is a huge loss for us here... We have lost a good friend, a bandmate, and one of the gentlest souls that you could know... We will miss him tremendously.
We would also like to extend our condolences to his family...
If you wish to attend the services on Saturday June 19th between 6pm and 9pm, they are at:
Aston-Basagic Funeral Home
Route 23A Main St
In lieu of flowers, the family has set up a college trust fund for his son Casey at Key Bank
If you would like to contribute to this fund, please contact:
PO Box 897
Tannersville, NY 12485
XM satellite radio show "Dave the Rave's Relic and Rarities" show has been cancelled... This is one of the few places that you can hear Richard and the Young Lions on the air and should be saved! Help keep it on the air!!
Heres a few RYL updates...
Look for news on the upcoming new RYL cd in the next few weeks! Things are wrapping up in the mixing section and everything should be ready pretty soon! We'd like to thank our fans for their patience and we promise all of our fans around the world.....The wait will be worth it!!!
Also, the RYL documentary is DONE! It was just sent out for duplication this week and should be avalaible for purchase in late June or July! Keep watching this space for more detailed info on it!
First off, the long awaited *new* Richard and the Young Lions CD is almost ready! The songs have all been recorded and should be available soon! No date is available yet, but keep checking back for more info.
In the same vein, the RYL documentary is also done and in the final stages of getting it ready for production! Look for it to be released at the same time as the new CD! Keep checking back for more info!
But, wait --- There's more!!
RYL went to the Beatles 40th Anniversary Party at the Hard Rock Cafe in NYC and there are pictures in the RYL Pictures section. Friends of the band such as Steven Van Zandt and Pat St. John were there as well!
1/30/2004 Pat St. John to Interview Bob Seger on historic Broadcast/Web Chat
With a new album and an impending induction in to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Bob Seger will
participate in a rare radio interview and on-line web chat hosted by
RYL Friend Pat St. John.
This historic program will be broadcast live from Detroit's WDTW-FM on
February 2 at 9:30PM Eastern Time, with Pat flying in from New York to host.
There's a new Little Steven's Underground Radio file up in SVZ Sounds - Steven predicts that 2004 will be the year of Richard and the Young Lions!
One more RYL friend joins Satellite Radio!!!!!
Steven Van Zandt to Join Sirius Programming Team
Tuesday, January 6, 2004 8:38 AM - PR Newswire
LAS VEGAS, and NEW YORK, Jan 06, 2004
PRNewswire-FirstCall via Comtex/
Celebrated musician, actor, and syndicated radio producer Steven Van Zandt has joined the SIRIUS Satellite Radio programming staff as Creative Advisor. Van Zandt will create and program "Underground Garage," an exclusive, fulltime stream for SIRIUS that will debut later this year. He will also produce and host other SIRIUS shows and serve as advisor on select other SIRIUS streams.
Another RYL mention on another major station - Q104.3 FM!
Check out DavetheRave.com to read about Dave
to hear an archive of his XM shows - including his first show (11/22/2003)
where he played RYL's "Open Up Your Door"
as his opening song - the first time the band got nationwide exposure!!
RYL fan and good friend Pat St John interviewed Richard for the Keener13.com's broadcast accompanying Detroit's famed Woodward Ave Dream Cruise.
Hear Richard talk about the bands greatest show (so far) and what the band is currently doing.. Then hear the original version of "Open Up Your Door" and the Beatles "No Reply" followed by Pat talking some more about the band, the website, and lots more!
Its a must hear for fans of the band!!
In response to popular demand, the RYL Documentary trailer has been converted to RealPlayer format that is probably already installed on
many of your computers!
Go to the
Documentary News Page. for more info..
The trailer for the Richard and the Young Lions Documentary is now ready for downloading... Find out all about it here.
DJ extraordinaire Pat St John's talk-up of Richard and the Young Lions on Keener13's "WKNR Radio for a Day".. If you missed hearing the show, you missed a great show - What radio should sound like!
Keep checking Keener13.com to see if they will re-broadcast all or part of the show.
Attention RYL & 60's Detroit garage fans!!!!
On Friday and Saturday, August 16 and 17, the classic sounds of WKNR will again emanate from 1310 Khz across metro Detroit. In celebration of the
Woodward Dream Cruise, Clear Channel Communication's Fox Sports Radio WXDX, and Keener13.com present a weekend of vintage Keener 13, featuring your favorite Keener announcers, classic Keener commercials and the great Keener music that made WKNR the toast of Detroit in the mid 1960s.
DJ extraordinaire and RYL friend Pat St. John will be on the air between Noon and 2pm on Saturday the 17th! It will be rebroadcast between 7pm and 9pm as well.. Look for some great Detroit rock as well as some good RYL music!
The full 15 hour broadcast should be simulcast on the Internet, but specifics will be listed later in the week...
same as before, but now theres a dash(-) between Lantern and Media..
3/22/2002 Little Steven's Underground Garage Radio Show is set to debut on Sunday April 7th 2002....
RYL will be listening to it on Q104.3 in New York City..
But it will be on over 20 stations nation-wide, so you can probably catch it wherever you are!!
Check out more info and the radio stations where you can hear the show at
Also added mp3s of acoustic set of WYNU interview - Check out Sounds!
1/14/2002 Richard and the Young Lions have just spent the day in the studio cranking out songs for their new CD. Check out Studio Sessions to see pictures from this historic day!
1/4/2002 I know it's taken over 3 decades, but we're going into the studio again starting January 13th. We hope to have something that will excite you as well as us....As soon as it's done, we'll make it available to you....Also, we'll be playing live again soon, so check back for the dates.....Remember, It's always been Rock & Roll: Richard
9/11/2001 RYL would like to extend our deepest condolences to all victims of the recent cowardly terrorist attacks and their families and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
8/16/2001 Went live with the new version of RichardandtheYoungLions.com... Please bear with us as we find and fix all glitches associated with going live..Please e-mail us at James (RYL's webmaster) if you find any errors..
7/29/2001 "We just want to say what a great time we had Thursday Night at The Village Underground....Once again, Renegade Nation Productions (Little Steven) and CAVESTOMP (Jon) put on a great show. We were happy to be part of it....From start to finish the great music kept coming! So, we were pretty "fired up" when it was our turn....We want to thank all the people who received us so well...We hope to be playing again soon and will post it here when we find out more. Right now recording is next for us...Thanks again to everyone involved: RYL"
4/10/2001 March 31st was a great night for rock & roll. The first ever UNDERGROUND GARAGE SATURDAY NIGHT was a SMASH hit......It was great to see ? and the Mysterians again. The last time we played with them was at Cobo Hall in Detroit, in 1966. And congrats to The Greenhornes for a great set.....Also, I really enjoyed seeing Dave Aguilar (of Chocolate Watchband fame) do a few with The Young Lions. Not only was he great, but he gave me a chance to catch my breath......The place was rockin' from start to finish. The only bummer was that so many people couldn't get in cause they didn't get their tickets in time......We want to thank everyone who gave us such a great reception. It's really a feeling hard to describe, but one that we'll
always remember...We want to thank: Little Steven for Renegade Nation Productions, and Jon Weiss @ Cavestomp. What a great job.... Also a "special" thanks to Lenny Kaye......I'm sure I'm forgetting to thank someone so forgive me....…
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