Sunday, April 12, 2015

PEOPLE'S ART FEST WITH DETROIT WHEELS DRUMMER JOHNNY BEE BADANJEK


Dennis setting up his brand new super fast Sony Handy cam


The People's Arts Festival is open today until 6pm so go down and check out the fabulous artists and musicians there we had a great time and bought up a ton of rock historical art, jewelry and much more!

Machinegun Thompson attended the People's Art Fest this weekend and ran into old friend Johnny Bee Badanjek of the famous Detroit Wheels Retro: Kimmer was on hand to film this once in a lifetime meeting of the legendary Detroit Music Drumming Titans.


What can I say about talking to one of my drumming heroes? Johnny “The Bee” Badanjek is a rock drumming icon and a multi-talented artist/painter. Johhny is the famed drummer of The Detroit Wheels and many many other bands as well. Johnny played on rock classics like "Jenny Take a Ride" and Devil With a Blue Dress On." See Johnny's Official Music/Art Gallery HERE

He was kind enough to give me a copy of his one of his self portraits. We still have more work to do together in the future when he can find some time. He is playing in two bands right now, and finishing a 5’ by 5’ painting, while taking care of his mother. Boy, can I relate!


We had so much fun we were laughing till it hurt. Johnny was so easy to interview, I could just relax and go with his flow and glow. The man hasn’t changed one bit. He is still charming, funny, intelligent, witty, and a blast to hang with. Thanks Johnny. Till the next time my great friend!

MGT

From Johnny BEE
"It was good to see Dennis (Machine Gun) Thompson at The People's Art Festival telling some tall tales about his legendery days with the MC5. Everybody was there asking where's Dennis? Greasy Carlisi from Robert Gorden and Circus Boy who rocked the crowd. Martin (Tino) Gross of the Howling Diablo's who sat in and played a fine set with Vivian George. And out from the pass droping by Mike from Rhythm Core. Alright everybody. Ah..one..two..Ah..one ..two..three..Four."

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