The Balanced, Beautiful and Abundant Show- Rebecca Whitman

Gary Stromberg : From Rock 'n' Roll to Recovery

June 28, 2020 Rebecca Whitman Season 2 Episode 9
The Balanced, Beautiful and Abundant Show- Rebecca Whitman
Gary Stromberg : From Rock 'n' Roll to Recovery
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The Balanced, Beautiful and Abundant Show- Rebecca Whitman
Gary Stromberg : From Rock 'n' Roll to Recovery
Jun 28, 2020 Season 2 Episode 9
Rebecca Whitman

Gary co-founded GIBSON & STROMBERG, a large and influential music public relations firm of the sixties and seventies. His company represented such luminaries as The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Muhammad Ali, Barbra Streisand, BoyzII Men, Neil Diamond, Ray Charles, The Doors, Earth, Wind & Fire, Elton John, Three Dog Night, and Crosby, Stills, & Nash.

He also spent time in the film business where he co-produced the motion picture Car Wash (Universal Studios) and co-wrote and produced The Fish that Saved Pittsburgh (Lorimar/United Artists). He's also co-written three books, The Harder They Fall (Hazelden) and Feeding the Fame (Hazelden) and a third book for McGraw-Hill Publishing, entitled Second Chances. He is currently writing his fourth book, She's Come Undone for HCI Publishing, which will come out in spring 2021.

He currently runs The BLACKBIRD Group, a small public relations firm in Marina del Rey, California. Gary is also active in service work:

o Past President of the Board of Directors of Positive Directions, the Center for Prevention and Recovery, in Westport, CT

o Member, Board of Directors, The Stepping Stones Foundation, the last home of Bill and Lois Wilson, founders of Alcoholics Anonymous and Alanon, respectively.

o Member, Board of Directors, Faces and Voices in Recovery, Washington DC-based national advocacy organization

o Stromberg has also served as a mentor for over twelve years, currently with LA Teamworks, an after school mentoring program in Los Angeles, CA.

Gary has two children, a son David, a successful personal manager in the music business, and a daughter Emily, who works for Universal Studios.

www.garystromberg.net

gary.stromberg@gmail.com

Show Notes

Gary co-founded GIBSON & STROMBERG, a large and influential music public relations firm of the sixties and seventies. His company represented such luminaries as The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Muhammad Ali, Barbra Streisand, BoyzII Men, Neil Diamond, Ray Charles, The Doors, Earth, Wind & Fire, Elton John, Three Dog Night, and Crosby, Stills, & Nash.

He also spent time in the film business where he co-produced the motion picture Car Wash (Universal Studios) and co-wrote and produced The Fish that Saved Pittsburgh (Lorimar/United Artists). He's also co-written three books, The Harder They Fall (Hazelden) and Feeding the Fame (Hazelden) and a third book for McGraw-Hill Publishing, entitled Second Chances. He is currently writing his fourth book, She's Come Undone for HCI Publishing, which will come out in spring 2021.

He currently runs The BLACKBIRD Group, a small public relations firm in Marina del Rey, California. Gary is also active in service work:

o Past President of the Board of Directors of Positive Directions, the Center for Prevention and Recovery, in Westport, CT

o Member, Board of Directors, The Stepping Stones Foundation, the last home of Bill and Lois Wilson, founders of Alcoholics Anonymous and Alanon, respectively.

o Member, Board of Directors, Faces and Voices in Recovery, Washington DC-based national advocacy organization

o Stromberg has also served as a mentor for over twelve years, currently with LA Teamworks, an after school mentoring program in Los Angeles, CA.

Gary has two children, a son David, a successful personal manager in the music business, and a daughter Emily, who works for Universal Studios.

www.garystromberg.net

gary.stromberg@gmail.com