“For GENERATIONS to come” is a historically accurate novel based on the Knauss family tree starting in 1546 Hessen Germany spanning almost 500 years to the present day in the United States of America. This digital book is written for the grade school readers and they can view it from any cell phone as easily as a video game. True life experiences and historical facts are blended together in a new way that only can be presented in a digital book format. The reader can follow the story line as it is shaped by events that happened in history. “For generations to come” tries to encourage the young reader to learn more about their own personal history and it can be enjoyed by all ages.
Musician, author storyteller, bard…what I love about Ronnie Lee’s writing, be that the dreamy halls of a high-school rocker to the journey of the Civil War soldier, his worlds come alive. What people ate, drank, games they played, how they dressed and communicated breathes vivid life into days gone by.
Ronnie Lee shows you that while decades can separate us in a timeline – our hopes, dreams and fears stay very much the same. The Civil War ceases to be a lifeless, cold black and white tin type and becomes a living moment. Ronnie Lee paints characters that are relatable, memorable and speak to us about ourselves and those who came before us. Do yourself a favor and walk into one of Ronnie Lee’s stories and you won’t be disappointed. I got a stone in my pocket. – DJ Perry CEO Collective Development Inc.
“…and to Come” is the second book about the Knauss family tree. It takes place during the authors life time. The reader can take the same trip that inspired this book that explains how it all came together. The rock opera, “Rock, a musical experience,” and the book, “For GENERATIONS to come,” were written as two separate projects. This book, “…and to Come,” brings them both together. It covers over 50 years of personal experience in the music business that was the inspiration for both of their story lines. Enjoy firsthand what has been the true inspiration for both of these works. This book is for the more mature reader.
1969 original hand written, 1980 first printing, 2016 rewrite.
If you would like access to Table Of Contents for the 2016 rewrite of the script “Rock, a musical experience” please make your request on the CONTACT pull down menu at the top of this page, and I will provide you with that link. Then you will be able to read the: Treatment, Cast of characters, Musical numbers page, Concept page, Before curtain time, Director’s notes, and Shooting script Act I, II, III. You will also be able to see the Rock Stage Set Design, and listen along to the music while you read the scripts. Thank you for your time and interest in this material.
– DJ Perry, CEO Collective Development Inc.
ROCK – A Musical Experience – This three act play written by musician/author Ronnie Lee paints an authentic and legit picture of the journey many artists experience following a dream. It is where the external factors of fate meet the internal drive of destiny. The lead Joel takes audiences through the highs and the lows of life and the pursuit of a music career. It shows how faith in oneself, the art and someone up above help one lift themselves to stand after the numerous falls and setbacks that life puts in our way. The way that the show presentation both on and off the stage – makes it a unique concept. The written music for the show is not contrived and much was written decades ago giving it the realistic vibe that you cannot manufacture. This is an experience that can be enjoyed by all generations – the decade and music change with the times but the struggle is always the same. This is a wonderful multi-media show that will be powerful on the stage and perhaps ultimately the screen. Ronnie Lee captured pure magic.
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Here is what you will find on this site
About tab has a copy of my resume.
Books & Articles tab has a pull down menu :
>What Not To Do In The Music Business is information that I experienced over 50 years of being a live entertainer that I share with you.
>What Not To Do In The Music Business in Spanish. Thanks to A Sister In Christ from Mexico City who read the book and translated it into Spanish for us.
>Ronnie Lee’s Song Book is a collection of 116 songs.
>The 24 hour Song Book. On Jan. 20, 1981, Iran released 52 Americans who had been held hostage for 444 days, minutes after the presidency had passed from Jimmy Carter to Ronald Reagan. The hostages were placed on a plane in Tehran as Reagan delivered his inaugural address .Jan 20, 2012. I tried to write a song for each of the 52 in 24 hours but I ran out of time. So I picked the best 24 and called it the 24 Hour Song Book. It was and inspiration from their ordeal and finally freedom. The songs are listed in the order they were written.
>My Testimony is my statement of faith.
>Letter to the daughter I never had is a father’s check list how to find the Lord’s match her.
Videos tab has a pull down menu of live performances with the Center Stage Band Belding,MI.
Events tab is a calendar of live performances with the Center Stage Band, Belding MI
Gallery tab has a pull down menu of pictures include Band promo pics, band posters, in the recording studio shots, and live performance pics.
Audio tab has pull down menu of all original material. You can listen to the entire collection for free. To purchase a copy of the music go to contacts and leave a message.
>Where are we now… up tempo, classic rock instrumentals that are great to listen to while driving.
>In The Studio is Ronnie Lee’s most currant work in the Rocky Lake Recording Studio
>Bang The Drum Loud is a jazz CD made for movie sound tracks.
>Mane St Live CD was recorded LIVE at the Crazy Horse Saloon Cedar Rock, MI.
>“Rock A Musical Experience” is the soundtrack to the musical of the same name. The Shotting Script to the play is available to read and it is password protected but access can be obtained by leaving a message under the Contact pull down menu at the top of this page.
>Artists concept has a collection of raw original recordings of how the song should go before going into the recording studio.
Contact form to send me an email.
Special Thanks to the people that helped me be a part of the music business.
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