MIKE APPEL RELATED VIDEOS & NEWS

Mike Appel - featured and interviewed on a worldwide TV broadcast
on the Al Jazeera America Televison Network.

Mike Appel featured in the Bruce Springsteen Documentary:
Wings For Wheels: The Making of Born To Run

Mike Appel featured in the Bruce Springsteen Documentary:
The Promise: The Darkness On The Edge Of Town Story - HBO / DVD

Mike Appel - featured and interviewed in the popular
Japanese television show titled "Song To Soul"
which is a show dedicated to how the greatest
rock 'n' roll records in history were made.

Final show of Springsteen's "Working On A Dream Tour" dedicated to Mike Appel
From backstreets.com
But up next, they plowed forward, doing something they'd never done before — "Tonight! One time only!" — the Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J. album, start to finish. Whatever particular significance the night's album choice might wind up having — in terms of ending where they began, if tonight was indeed any kind of ending — went unspoken. Springsteen merely put the record in context, as he has with other album performances on this fall leg. "This was the miracle," he said, "This was the record that took everything from way below zero to... one." That got a big laugh. Bruce went on to speak of John Hammond, "one of the great legends of music production," and of manager Mike Appel, whose "incredible talking" got him a crucial audition with said legend. Tonight's album performance was dedicated "to the man who got me in the door. Mike Appel is here tonight — Mike, this is for you." He added, "We've never done it... hope we can do it!"

Mike Appel - featured speaker at the 2012 "Glorys Days"
Springsteen Symposium. More on the symposium HERE

Arlyn Gale - Take The Night Flight
Arlyn Gale was a singer songwriter from the Midwest and one of the nicest guys you'd ever want to meet.His band mates were Omar Hakim on drums who routinely plays with Sting, Miles Davis, Madonna, David Bowie & Dire Straits; Ivan Elias on Bass who played with Scandal & The Lynch Mob; Alona Turel on keyboards who played with Freddie Hubbard & Steve Cavaretta on lead guitar who has played on many, many sessions with all the best players for the last 30 years. ABC Records, the label Arlyn recorded for, was bought out by MCA and it snuffed out his career overnight.
Produced by Mike Appel and Luis Lahav

Jeff Conaway - I Don't Wanna Be Alone

Mike Appel produced Jeff Conaway's self-titled debut LP,
as well as co-wrote many of the songs on it, including this one.
Produced by Mike Appel and written my Mike Appel

Mike Appel - Lady Love

B-side of I'm Gonna Give You Good Lovin' (1970) Capitol P-2828-A.
[From Wiki] Appel was a guitarist and songwriter for several obscure groups during the 1950s and 1960s. He was a member of The Balloon Farm, and co-wrote their 1967 hit "A Question of Temperature". He also was a producer and songwriter for the early metal band Sir Lord Baltimore.

Mike Appel / The Balloon Farm- Hurry Sundown

The Balloon Farm was a musical act from New Jersey, which took its name from a New York City nightclub.[1] It is best known for its sole hit song, "A Question of Temperature," which made the Billboard charts in February 1968, peaking in the top 40

The members of the band, Mike Appel, Don Henny, Ed Schnug and Jay Saks,[2] first played together in a band called Adam, which made one single for the Mala label entitled "Eve" in 1966.[1] Adam's gimmick was that all four members of the group adopted the first name "Adam".[1] They were probably not the first to use this idea, but they were far from the last; a similar ruse would be used by other bands, including The Donnas.
After adopting the name The Balloon Farm, the band's first single was "A Question of Temperature," which was released late in 1967.[1] First pressings of the 45 rpm single contained a typographical error that rendered the title as "A Question of Tempature". Another typo, which was never fixed, was the name of the song's producer, Peter Schekeryk, which was spelled "Shekeryk", even after the title of the song was fixed. The single reached a peak of #37 on the Billboard Hot 100,[2] and in the years since has become something of a garage-psych classic. It has appeared on numerous thematic compilations, including the Rhino box set, Nuggets; it was recorded by Brownsville Station on its 1973 album Yeah!, the same LP on which "Smokin' in the Boy's Room" appears; and it was recorded by several garage bands in the 1980s, including Mindflux and Human Sexual Response.

A follow-up single, "Hurry Up Sundown," flopped, and the Balloon Farm was dropped by Laurie before it was able to record an entire album. However, one of the band's unreleased songs, "Sunshine Rides on a Trolley" (also known as "Sunshine Rides on a Trolley Car"), ended up in Australia, where it was recorded by Robbie Snowden in 1967, who had a moderate hit with it.
Later in 1968, the Balloon Farm re-surfaced with yet another new name, Huck Finn, and one single on the Kapp label, "Two of a Kind".[1] After that, the band broke up.
Two people involved with the hit "A Question of Temperature" gained greater fame in the 1970s. Schekeryk would become Melanie's manager and husband. Appel, after co-writing "Doesn't Somebody Want to Be Wanted" and several LP cuts for The Partridge Family, would become the first manager of a young singer-songwriter named Bruce Springsteen.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Balloon_Farm