The D.A.’s Forever by Laura Pinto

THE D.A.'s FOREVER by Laura Pinto

Time for a bit of shameless self-promotion…

Not only do I have a bunch of oldies-related websites, I’m also an author! My first novel, The D.A.’s Forever, is available exclusively on Amazon Kindle and is just 99¢ through April 30, 2014. Two points of clarification—no, the book has nothing to do with the legal profession; and, no, a Kindle device is not needed to read Kindle books. More details can be found on the book’s official website.

Here is a brief summary of the book’s plot, followed by links to a handful of relevant sites and social network pages:

It’s 1988, and four men reunite for a special Fifties-themed homecoming celebration at their old New Jersey high school, thirty years after graduation. While in their teens, the boys had been known collectively as the D.A.’s (not so much a “gang” as a tight group of friends); but time and distance have brought changes and adult responsibilities. Letting go of the past proves challenging for the quartet, which consists of Frankie, the group leader and tough-guy greaser still playing the part at age 48; Denny, Frankie’s best friend, whose misguided counsel to his 20-year-old son backfires in his face; Tony, the romantic, whose marriage and happiness are threatened by the reappearance of an old love; and Eddy, the straight-laced nerd and arguably most centered of the four thrown into emotional turmoil by the appearance of a new one. Now, all four must find the courage to leave the past behind as they come to terms with middle age and the realities of their diverse lives.

Kindle Countdown Deal—THE D.A.’s FOREVER is just 99¢ from April 24 through April 30, 2014!

via The D.A.’s Forever by Laura Pinto.

See also:

Laura Pinto Online
Laura’s Oldies Sites
Oldies Connection
Oldies Connection on Facebook
Oldies Connection on Twitter
Laura Pinto on Twitter

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Phil Everly of the Everly Brothers dies at 74

The Everly Brothers

Phil Everly, who with his brother, Don, made up the most revered vocal duo of the rock-music era, their exquisite harmonies profoundly influencing the Beatles, the Beach Boys, the Byrds and countless younger-generation rock, folk and country singers, died Friday in Burbank of complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, his wife, Patti Everly, told The Times. He was 74.

“We are absolutely heartbroken,” she said, noting that the disease was the result of a lifetime of cigarette smoking. “He fought long and hard.”

Read more:

Phil Everly of the Everly Brothers dies at 74 – latimes.com.

Earl Carroll, Singer for the Cadillacs and Coasters Dies at 75

Earl

Earl Carroll, a lead singer of the Cadillacs and later a member of rival singing group The Coasters, died Sunday, Nov. 25, at the age of 75. He had been staying at a nursing home in New York City, and was suffering from a stroke and diabetes.

Carroll is best known for his part in the doo-wop 1950s group the Cadillacs, which he co-founded. Their hits included “Gloria,” “You Are,” “Wishing Well,” “My Girlfriend,” “Peek-a-Boo,” a jive version of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and “Speedo,” which was titled after his nickname.

Read more by clicking below:

via Earl Carroll Dead: Singer for the Cadillacs and Coasters Dies at 75 – Spinner.

Herb Reed of The Platters – R.I.P.

The Platters

Herb Reed, who was the last surviving member of the Platters’ five original members, founded the popular R&B group in Los Angeles in 1953. “Only You” and “The Great Pretender” were among their hits. Reed passed away on June 4, 2012.

(Read more here:)
Herb Reed obituary: Founder of the Platters dies at 83 – latimes.com.

Dick Clark,’America’s Oldest Teenager,’ Dies at 82

Dick Clark, 2011

It’s the end of an era. R.I.P. Dick Clark, who passed away on April 18, 2012, following a massive heart attack.

Dick Clark, Entertainment Icon Nicknamed ‘America’s Oldest Teenager,’ Dies at 82 – ABC News.

See also:

Dick Clark’s Official Site

Dick Clark’s Wikipedia page