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Les Fradkin Releases New Album - 'Mirror Image'
Les Fradkin Returns With His New One-Man-Band 6 Song Album, Mirror Image
Mirror Image tells “hard truths with a soft voice.” Les’ Mellotron and vocals give “Turn To The Movement” and “Remote Control” a surreal quality with a lot of lyrical depth. "Turn to the movement turn to the light
Turn to the truth and you’ll stop a fight
Anything you want can turn out right
I look around at people who play by all the rules
Collapsing of our Nation
A ship of angry fools
They’ve been indoctrinated, trying to toe the line
but see a time when all will know the truth in God’s Design " - Les Fradkin
Take a listen to Les' performance of "Turn To The Movement"
About Les Fradkin
Les is a successful songwriter/composer from the 1970s, lead guitarist, and one of the original members of the hit Broadway show "Beatlemania". He was a Guitar Synthesizer and Tapeless Recording pioneer of the 1980s, a neoclassical guitar trendsetter in the 1990s, and is now a 21st Century innovator as a virtuoso MIDI Guitarist.
A classically trained musician as well as being a rock guitarist, he has found success as a recording artist, composer, and producer with MGM Sunflower, ESP-Disk, Bell, Arista, RCA, and Laurie Records. Les has written the well-known hit "La Chansons Des Souvenirs" ("Song Of A Thousand Voices") for the famous French songstress Mireille Mathieu on the Philips label and this tune has also been recorded in a hit version on RCA Victor (now Sony/BMG) by the Latin Pop icon Roberto Jordan ("Donde"). Les was originally discovered and signed by John Hammond Sr. at Columbia back in 1969.
He has played Mellotron, 12 and 6-string Guitar, Bass, and Piano on dozens of Top 40 hit records throughout the early 1970s, and 1980's, scoring many US and UK chart placings throughout his career. In 1976, Les was selected over thousands of other auditioning guitarists to appear in the original cast of the smash-hit Broadway musical "Beatlemania" playing lead guitar and the part of "George Harrison" in New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago alongside Paul McCartney lookalike and sound alike Mitch Weissman. Running for two and a half years from May 1977 thru October 1979, every show (including over 1000 in New York alone) was sold out and the Beatlemania musicians quickly became celebrities with magazine cover stories ("Newsweek", "Time", "People", "Rolling Stone") and many major television show appearances. With his guitar-playing in the international spotlight from the show, Fradkin developed a cult following that has avidly followed his career and made him a celebrity among guitar fans.