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  1. Kazoo-Fest Pays Off

    Wed, Oct 1, 2014 at 10:29 AM


    Cablevision CEO and JD & The Straight Shot frontman James Dolan presents a $100,000 check to ALS of Greater New York Chapter CEO Dorine Gordon.

    Cablevision Systems CEO and JD & the Straight Shot frontman James Dolan made good on his promise to donate $100,000 to the ALS Foundation if his fans accepted the challenge to break the world record for simultaneous kazoo playing, presenting a ceremonial check to ALS Association of Greater New York Chapter CEO Dorine Gordon.

    Dolan presented the check at Madison Square Garden, where his band opened for The Eagles on Sept. 18. Dolan has promised he would donate $100,00 to ALS if concert-goers broke the world record for simultaneous kazoo playing. According to MSG, 7,422 fans hummed along after a brief instruction from Dolan, during his kazoo solo in the Straight Shot’s rendition of Governor’s Blues.

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  2. JD & The Straight Shot Press

    Thu, Sep 25, 2014 at 4:19 PM
  3. New Shows Just Announced

    Thu, Sep 25, 2014 at 12:28 PM

    JD & The Straight Shot will be hitting the road this fall for some free shows in North America. A full list of dates and details can be found below:

    9/28/2014 - New York, NY @ The Cutting Room
    10/9/2014 - Monterey, CA @ Sly McFly's
    10/8/2014 - Sebastopol, CA @ HopMonk Tavern
    10/16/2014 - Santa Fe, NM @ Skylight Lounge
    10/17/2014 - Taos, NM @ KTAOS Solar Center

  4. Jim Dolan Donates $100,000 to ALS...

    Fri, Sep 19, 2014 at 11:46 AM
    CARMELO ANTHONY, AMAR’E STOUDEMIRE, HENRIK LUNDQVIST AND JOHN MCENROE JOIN JD & THE STRAIGHT SHOT AND THOUSANDS OF EAGLES FANS

     

     

    Last night, the sound of 7,422 kazoos being played simultaneously by Eagles fans at Madison Square Garden resulted in a world record and – as pledged – a $100,000 donation by Jim Dolan to the ALS Association.

    Dolan, Madison Square Garden Executive Chairman and Cablevision Systems Corporation CEO, was performing as frontman for his band – JD & The Straight Shot -- the opening act for the Eagles concert Thursday night. He was joined on stage by Knicks stars Carmelo Anthony and Amar’e Stoudemire, Rangers all-star goaltender Henrik Lundqvist and tennis legend John McEnroe for the landmark moment.

    Kazoos were distributed to ticket-holders as they entered The Garden for the Eagles concert on Thursday. When the band launched into “Governor’s Song,” a song from its new album, Where I’ve Been, the fans joined Dolan, Anthony, Stoudemire, Lundqvist and McEnroe for the kazoo solo. But in this case, it was a “solo” performed by 7,422 participants. The mission accomplished, Dolan announced his $100,000 donation to ALS. The kazoo challenge started last Friday on The Today Show when Dolan participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and then challenged fans to join him in breaking the kazoo record.

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