When Tom Met James

Tom Waldman, writer, and James Holvay, music composer, Eastside HeartbeatsWaldman was also the creator and host of Rock and Roll Stories, a 60-minute interview show that ran on KLCS, the only PBS station in Los Angeles, from 2013 to 2015.  In 2014, he had as his guest, James Holvay, who wrote  ”Kind of a Drag,” “Don’t You Care” and other national hits for the Buckinghams in 1967.

The two became fast friends, and a few weeks later, Tom asked James if he would be interested in writing original songs for Eastside Heartbeats.  James said yes, and the show was a go.

Here’s a video of Tom’s interview with James: