Hi Marc, We talked in the early 80 I produced The Doors long form videos in the and for many years thier archivist. I sill locy your music and Asylum Choir is a masterpiece. Rick Schmidlin, I now live in College Station and you google my name in Wikipedia.
Hey Marc, I met you at Leon Russels studio back in the late 60’s. I married Robert Washburn years later who was the Brother to Donna Washburn. Alway thought you were so very talented. Listening to yours and Leon’s album. Great memories!
I’ve been listening to Asylum Choir II for over 50 years consistently. It sounds as fresh today as it did then. Brilliant stuff. Thank you!
A new fan here! My husband and I own a record & tea shop here in NC and a used copy of your Marc Benno self-titled album came through and I put it on. Now I'm keeping it and binging your other records.I love discovering artists who I should have been knowing about all along - that's the beauty of music! Thanks Marc!Abbi
Just wanted to let you know of the passing of Rick Castillo.
First concert I attended was Marc Benno..Roxy Music and Humble Pie in Detroit..great show..Stevie Ray was in the Nightcrawlers..
Wow…just when I thought I reached the end of the universe of classic rock music, I discover “minnows” . A perfect soundtrack to my morning walk through a deep forest in a snow storm. I now have some homework. Great melodies and an amazing studio recording. Thanks Marc!
Love Marc Benni, I use to play Good Year back in the ‘70 on the radio when I was a radio DJ in Salinas, Calif. Just played that album this morning with my coffee.Glad to hear your still around. ZBe safe stay well. Darian Houde
I was living with friends in northern California about 50 miles from the Bay area. I was 21. We would listen KSAN out of San Francisco on the stereo radio. In those days some FM stations would play album cuts all the time. And so they would play 'Baby I Love You' a lot. I loved that song and bought the album which is and probably will always be my all time favorite album. I have all of Marc's albums (except the new one) . He's my favorite artist. I'll be coming to Texas some time to see him play.
Very cold evening in Germany. Searching my record collection and stick once more to one of my favourites "Lost in Austin". Still enjoying it like in 1979. What a great record. Thanks Marc
I just discovered your song "Speak Your Mind." I love it. Thank you. It rules. Hope you're well.
I've been a big fan of Marc's since wearing out my dad's Lost in Austin tape when I was about 8. I still listen to it on the regular. Snake Charmer too. Both timeless records. Last week I was watching JJ Cale's documentary on youtube, and Mr. Cale mentioned he sold you his Les Paul at some point. I thought that was very cool. I saw you at the guitar show in Dallas a few years back, playing to a very small crowd. I doubt the people that weren't watching you had any idea of the greatness they were missing out on. You're a sho nuff Texas treasure. Love you man and hope you are well.
I Discovered your music this year. Been sharing it with friends. Stay safe moving into the new year, thanks for making this year a little easier.
Thanks for the blues and rocking out. Wish you and yours wellness and hopefulness. Saw Circle channel story and you did gr8! Gonna find "Survivor" and buy it for these most trying days. Take care. Cdare
My girlfriend at the time bought Ambush when it came. She's long gone and I am sitting here listening to it now Hall Street Jive. Yea. Thanks, Marc
You crossed my mind tonight, don't know why. Hope all is well. Let me know if you pass through Florida.
just listening to old leon and remembered how great the 2 soul asylum albums were/are....thanks for making jr. high in the 70s a little bit better!
Love rock n roll me again. One of my favourite songs. Thank you for writing it. Touches me deeply every time I listen to it.https://youtu.be/AufLoUe9Z0YKind regards, Dan
Dear Marc: Hello and hope you're doing fine. Last week on a local radio station I heard your song "Speak Your Mind". Beautiful song. Love that you played on "LA Woman" as well. Have a great day! Cheers, Otto
My favorite all time album was Asylum Choir II. It never came off of my turntable.
Is there any way to get the sheet music?
For over 45 years I have sung “I always called them mountains” to my wife. It is one of the most beautiful love songs ever written and so rarely recorded. Thanks for writing it.
I was 18, it was freshman year and I was at Elmira College in Elmira, NY, a small undistinguiished liberal arts college in upstate New York. I was on the radio station and had access to records, a small advantage back then... but it gave me the chance to hear stuff no one else could. Tommy and Workingman's Dead prevailed. I was a bit of a fan of The Asylum Choir, loved Leon, whose first album had just come out and there was a Marc Benno record sitting there at the station. I fell in love with "Second Story Window" and simultaneously with a girl named Sharon Imade her come up to my room and listen to this great song on my shitty stereo. "... and you know who your friends are, by looking in their eyes..." I was so in love. At the end of the year I never saw her again. She was so beautiful and I was so in love. She sent me a postcard I still have. I'm happily married now and really since, and it all turned out well for me. Not for her. She didn't last long, committed suicide in about 1980 and, well, I think of her from time to time. You're in there, too. Glad you made it. I just listened to that song for maybe the first time in 40 years. It all comes back. The single most romantic thing: we were walking down the street and she asked if I'd like a piece of gum. Sure, I said, and she bit off half of hers and gave it to me. Hope things worked out well for you. Robbie
Thank you, Marc for the Good Times...
Greetings Do you guys have any info on Blair Smith., Dallas guitar master in the 1960s? Thanks
Hi, Marc - I sent you an email through your website. I hope you'll have a minute to answer my question. Thanks so much.
Hellow my name is MartinSloms. Wery good-hearted article! Thx 🙂
Hi Marc, I finally know your name. You were always the "other" guy on the LA Woman Album to me. Listen to Jim and the boys daily and that includes you. Love "been down so long". Great tune and you are just darling in the video. Cute as you can be and talented too. What a catch!
Hi Marc! Saw you in San Marcos a couple years ago & in Gruene many times, many years ago. Hope to see you again locally soon! Your music is fantastic, keep on rocking man! We love ya!
Crazy great music, Marc. I can't believe this was missing from my world for so long. We listen to the blues show sat and sun nights here in seattle and I will be pressing the dj to play your records... I must have been hearing your music all these years without knowing it was you. The test of great music is that when you hear it you think you have always heard it.
Dear Marc: Thank you so much for making albums with Leon Russell as the Asylum Choir in the late 1960's. I hope your career is going well and life is good for you. Have a wonderful day. Best, KJ
Hi Marc. Been movin an a grooving to your music for four decades. Keep it up mate!
Marc....it's Terri You played my wedding W G Prado.... And know me from Other "places" Please leave me Your private email so I may send you my phone number Take Care Friend
Hey, Marc I'm glad to see that you are still out playing. I've always liked your music a lot. I saw you with Pete Sears at Larry Blake's in Berkeley a long time ago and I would love to see and hear you again. All the best to you. Bill W.
Hi Marc, I'm going through my vinyl collection and while I'm listening to the 'Lost in Austin' album the second time in a row I thought I'd look you up on the net and drop you a line. Still great music, still like it a lot. Thx and greets from Coburg Hubert
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