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May 20, 2015

Screen Shot 2015-05-20 at 5.20.08 PMIf you’ve ever sung “Hey, Hey, We’re the Monkees”, you’ve got songwriter Bobby Hart to thank. This titan of rock ‘n’ roll shares his intensely personal tale as one of America’s leading hit makers in Psychedelic Bubble Gum: Boyce & Hart, The Monkees, and Turning Mayhem into Miracles. Throughout his forty year career, Hart’s songs have been recorded by artists as diverse as Alicia Keys, the Sex Pistols, New Edition, Andy Williams, Eric Burdon & the Animals, Lulu, Dean Martin, Roger Williams, Herman’s Hermits, and Lester Flat & Earl Scruggs. 
For music lovers all over the world, Hart’s music is the soundtrack of their lives, thanks not only to his hit records, but also to the music he composed for film and television. Hart has sung, written and/or produced songs whose records, CDs and downloads approach 100 million in sales. He has been nominated for Grammy, Golden Globe and Academy Awards, and is the subject of a 2015 documentary “The Guys Who Wrote ‘Em”. But being a hit factory can take a spiritual toll, and Hart’s search led him to yoga and meditation as a way to keep his life in balance. In Psychedelic Bubble Gum, Hart details the pitfalls he encountered and the lessons he learned on his journey and offers tips on: how to reinforce your own creativity, find your unique role in life, and actualize your goals – whether they are spiritual or worldly. Psychedelic Bubble Gum is as much a spiritual guidebook as it is a memoir. It’s the tale of one of the most iconic songwriters and producers of our time, and how he made it through with his soul intact. 
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Praise for Psychedelic Bubble Gum:

“Those were truly psychedelic, strange and wonderful times. Reading your book reminded me that I had asked you to participate in the Mad Dogs Tour – as you are one of my favorite soul singers and organists. Your writing style is as entertaining as the rest of your show biz skills.” -Leon Russell, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer, songwriter, musician, and producer

“The enchantment that Bobby creates in his new book is as compelling as the magic in the blink of Jeannie’s eyes.” -Barbara Eden, American television icon and star of I Dream of Jeannie

“The journey of spiritual liberation means shedding the fear that keeps us from finding out who we really are under the masks we wear. Here, Bobby gives us a peek under the masks.” -Peter Tork, actor, singer/keyboardist/bass player of The Monkees

“Bobby Hart has been a very successful songwriter for many years. The story behind his success is both entertaining and compelling.” -Clive Davis, legendary music executive, chief creative officer of Sony Music

“Take a ride on that last train to Clarksville for an insider’s view of ‘sixties pop’ and the life of an iconic songwriter.” -Paul Williams, singer, songwriter, actor, author, President and Chairman of the Board of ASCAP

“It is as spiritually juicy as the title suggests. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to be inspired to fulfill their dreams – whether worldly or spiritual.” -Katie Silcox, author of Healthy Happy Sexy: Ayurveda Wisdom for Modern Women

“A fast read loaded with practical information and terrific behind the scenes stories of how to make it in the music business.” -Mark Winkler, Downbeat Magazine 2014 Jazz Male Vocalist

Psychedelic Bubble Gum is available for pre-order at Amazon, B&N, and your local indie bookstore.

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