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David Kronemyer

Mr. David Kronemyer started his career in the music business playing 12-string electric guitar in a folk rock band. Lacking sufficient talent to continue as a performer he began to manage bands and promote shows. He formerly was Vice President of Capitol Records and Senior Vice President of Atlantic Records. Segueing to the movie business he became President of Gold Circle Films and then President of Cerberus Films. He currently is producing records and directing independent movies, none of which have much commercial potential.


  1. Avatar photo Christopher Simmons
    May 23, 2012 @ 8:34 PM PDT

    I actually like the Eight Miles High version done live with McGuinn and the boys from Crowded House (“Byrd House”), on the EP, “I Feel Possessed.” I smile every time it comes up in my library. While it’s a little sloppy, it still has kind of an honest “we’re doing this for fun” vibe that I dig. Not well rehearsed, and not perfect, but not on the avoid list in my opinion ! 🙂

  2. Avatar photo Rita Wolf
    May 24, 2012 @ 9:58 AM PDT

    There is a great rock/jazz instrumental version of Eight Miles High by Steve Hunter on his Swept Away album, with Prakash John on bass and Jim Gordon on drums.

  3. Avatar photo Scott Johnkins
    May 24, 2012 @ 10:23 AM PDT

    Would have liked a commentary on the EMH live long version by the later Byrds, my personal favorite as the best version of the song, other than a brief mention of Gene Parsons drumming. The latter Byrds were known as the best live act of any band at the time and the live version of EMH, ie. Fillmore East – 1970, was a performance milestone. Highly worth discussing and seeing if one had the chance. I did and the combined talent of McGuinn, White, Battin & Parsons was a memorable lifetime experience.

  4. Avatar photo Les Fradkin
    May 24, 2012 @ 1:37 PM PDT

    Thanks for covering my “cover” of “Eight Miles High” in your article. What you might not have realized is that my version features the first use of Midi Guitar for the solo in this song. In fact, the entire arrangement is done that way.
    Thanks again for the mention

  5. Avatar photo Jack Silverstein
    May 24, 2012 @ 2:03 PM PDT

    Leo Kottke also does a great version of Eight Miles High on one of his albums, where he also sings.

  6. Avatar photo Rob Lagan
    May 25, 2012 @ 5:06 AM PDT

    Terrific reading – I have seen Roger perform the song many times over the years and he never fails to impress. ( I also love the live version of the song done by Thunderbyrd at the German festival in 77 – Leo Kottke performed the song on his 12 string acoustic on the same night & Roger was impressed ! )

    Rob – Sydney Australia

  7. Avatar photo dave
    May 29, 2012 @ 6:19 AM PDT

    Thanks for the interesting read.
    The only thing I can add is that The Leathercoated Minds was an alias for J.J. Cale.