Legendary Music Producer, Milt Okun’s Memoir: Along the Cherry Lane is Now Available in the United Kingdom

By Milt Okun, PRNE
Monday, July 18, 2011

LOS ANGELES, July 20, 2011 -

Legendary music producer Milt Okun’s memoir Along the Cherry
is now available in the United Kingdom. The book, which
was recently released in the U.S., chronicles Okun’s career, from
school teacher to working with some of the biggest names in music,
such as John Denver and Placido Domingo, to launching his music
publishing company, Cherry Lane.

Okun is known to be the man who transformed three unknown
singers who had never worked together into one of the most
successful musical acts of their generation, Peter, Paul and Mary.
An upcoming special on PBS profiles Milt Okun, Quincy Jones, and
George Martin as three of the most influential music producers in
history. From the Weavers to will.i.am and the Black Eyed
Peas, Milt Okun has been a central figure in the continuing story
of our musical heritage. His career has spanned over 50 years; from
the folk revival to the new technological landscapes of the
twenty-first century.

Along the Cherry Lane is a portrait of a unique
career, told in stories by Milton himself and those who have been a
part of his remarkable life in music. The book is rich with music
history and anecdotes of run-ins with television network titans and
music stars such as Elvis Presley. Milt explains his passion for
music education and the intimate details of his production and
publishing work with some of music’s greatest acts. The story is
co-written by Richard Sparks, Milt’s son-in-law, an author known
for his light-hearted and comedic approach to writing.

About Milt Okun

At the height of Milton’s career, a critic wrote, “Of all
producers, Milton Okun’s range is the widest, from Placido Domingo
to the Muppets.” Conductor for Harry Belafonte, arranger and
producer of Peter, Paul and Mary, the man who brought John Denver
to stardom and produced his most loved hits, Milton also founded
Cherry Lane Music, the music publishing company for Elvis and
DreamWorks among many other household names. He achieved great
success in many different fields -often, as he tells it, almost by
accident. And yet, he expected to spend his entire working life as
a music teacher in New York City public schools. 

Available on Amazon.com.uk:  href="www.amazon.co.uk/Along-Cherry-Lane-Milt-Music/dp/1423499492/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1310400966&sr=8-1">

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