Dote' has promoted for every major star that reads like "the who's who" in the record industry including CHRISTINA AGUILERA, SANTANA, BRITNEY SPEARS, STING, MARY J. BLIGE, SARA MCLACHLAN, ROBBIE WILLIAMS, ENRIQUE IGLESIAS, N SYNC, THE BACKSTREET BOYS, GARTH BROOKS, SMASHMOUTH, CREED, MERIDETH BROOKS, KOTTON MOUTH KINGS, LEANN RIMES, MEGADETH, BLINK 182, GERI HALLIWELL (FORMER SPICE GIRL), MARCY PLAYGROUND, A-TEENS, SEMI SONIC, MARC ALMOND and even his own name, just to name a few. He is currently promoting for Olivia Newton John at The Flamingo Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
But his most memorable moments are when Santana would bring his guitar over to his San Carlos Recording Studio and layer his lead guitar while sitting on the couch to a Dote' composition with Dote' on drums. This is not about what John Dote' has accomplished but rather this is who John Dote' is.
The world has lost an amazing talent. Michael Jackson never left his childhood. (CNN) -- Michael Jackson, the show-stopping singer whose best-selling albums -- including "Off the Wall," "Thriller" and "Bad" -- and electrifying stage presence made him one of the most popular artists of all time, died Wednesday, according to multiple sources, including the Los Angeles Times and The Associated Press. Recording producer John Dote' remembers the "king of pop" all to well. It was during the 80's when Dote' had produced t.v. themes including Dynasty and Dallas and struck a deal with Michael's father Joe Jackson to promote the "Bad" album on Epic Records. Michael and John became close friends. They spent quite a bit of time at the Jacksons residence in Encino, California. During that time on mothers day, John and Michael wanted to surprise Michael's mother. They went to Terry York Rolls Royce dealership in L.A. to purchase a brand new Rolls Royce which was white and they tied a bow and placed it on the hood of the car. They drove it back to Jackson's home and they invited Catherine Jackson out to the driveway to give her a mothers day gift. But she did not like the color. So they drove back to the dealership and picked out a red Rolls. When they presented it to mother Jackson she was "thrilled".
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During that same year, Dote' who is now adding his "final touch" and grooming up and coming artists in Las Vegas has an extensive track record including producing the themes from "Dynasty" and "Dallas" which were considered the biggest hit television shows throughout the globe. He was also involved with the making of the theme from Jaws 2 on MCA Records with Joe Saraceno. His recording studio in San Carlos, California was just a mile from the now torn down famous Circle Star Theatre which sold out concerts to the likes of Liberace, The O'Jay's and Ike and Tina Turner.
During a performance by Jermaine Jackson at the Gavin Convention in San Francisco, Dote' personally met with Janet Jackson's manager Lyle Baker and her father Joe Jackson to discuss promoting her record. That same evening, John Dote' and Janet Jackson were posing for the media on a San Francisco island and Dote' was off and running with "What Have You Done For Me Lately". Jackson's first two albums did not have much success. But this album would prove to be the one that would send Jackson's career into orbit.
Dote' brought the album to Olen Harrison of Advance Music in San Francisco who had a one stop shop and distribution. From there, the single was at number 2 with a bullet on the charts. Harrison eventually died from a heart attack when the 1989 earthquake downed his shop.
Another disappointment for Dote' was he was approached that same year by Elmo and Patsy and turned down there now classic hit "Grandma Got Ran Over By A Reindeer" which is the number 1 Christmas song. Janet Jackson Facts : Has undergone a punishing fitness regime in a bid to lose her weight and regain her slim figure. (May 15, 2006)
Says someone has leaked songs she recorded in 2004 when working with hit-making producer Rich Harrison. At least one song has already made the rounds, titled, Put It on Me. (April 17, 2006)
Her infamous wardrobe malfunction at the 2004 Super Bowl will see 20 CBS television stations fined $550,000. (March 16, 2006)
Jackson and Mariah Carey are being lined up to record a duet - Record producer Jermaine Dupri, boyfriend of Jackson and producer of Carey's hit comeback album, The Emanicipation of Mimi, wants to record the two divas together. (February 1, 2006)
A video clip showing Jackson sunbathing has been circulating on the Internet. (October 28, 2005)
Has obtained a restraining order against a man named Robert Gardner who she said has been stalking her for nine years. (March 19, 2005)
Is seeking a restraining order against a 46-year-old man who has been stalking her for the past nine years. (March 8, 2005
Is facing a $120 million lawsuit after two of her bodyguards allegedly choked a fan so severely he almost blacked out. (February 14, 2005)
Promotions giant John Dote' say's Jackson is the sweetest pop star he has ever met.
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Las Vegas Disc Jockey John Dote’ was the main force behind the huge release “Oops I Did It Again” by pop diva Britney Spears in Las Vegas where the superstar frequents regularly. While hosting Night Beat In Las Vegas, John Dote’ had to sort through hundreds of video tapes sent to him from major record labels. In his stack of new releases that included “Smooth” by Santana and “I Need You” by LeAnn Rimes, Dote’ picked a sure winner. The Las Vegas Disc Jockey mounted a promotional campaign of the new release which proved to be successful for Jive Records.
Britney Jean Spears (born December 2, 1981) is an American pop singer, dancer, and occasionalactress, author,and songwriter. She is best known for her studio albums, music videos, and pop songs such as "...Baby One More Time", "Oops!...I Did It Again" and "Toxic", and "Hit Me Baby One More Time".
Spears has sold over seventy-six million records worldwide according to TIME magazine. Having sold over 31 million albums in the U.S., Spears ranks as the eighth best-selling female artist in American music history say's the Vegas Disc Jockey.
Spears first came to fame as a member of the The New Mickey Mouse Club in the early 1990s, after which she took a five-year break from entertainment. She subsequently emerged at the forefront of the pop music scene in late 1998, thanks to her chart-topping debut album, ...Baby One More Time, which was crafted by producer-songwriter Max Martin. Her second album,Oops!...I Did It Again, which was released the following year, was a similarly huge hit.
In the early 2000s, Spears' success as a singer led her way to high-profile advertising deals, most notably for Pepsi, as well as forays into other forms of media, including film and reality television. Along with her highly-publicized relationship with 'N Sync's Justin Timberlake, her third and fourth albums were released during this era and included more artistic input from Spears, but yielded lower sales. In 2004, she married dancer and aspiring rap artist Kevin Federline and the following year she gave birth to their son, Sean Preston. Their second son, Jayden James, was born in 2006. Eight weeks after the birth of her second child, Spears filed for divorce from Federline, citing irreconcilable differences. Spears' fifth studio album is due to be released in early 2007. It is no secret that Britney Spears partys and stays at The Palms in Las Vegas, according to Las Vegas DJ John Dote'.
The Bronx born Disc Jockey made his way through life in the record industry as a drummer, producer and musician. Living and making his mark in the San Francisco Bay Area, Dote's musical career spiraled with success when he produced the classic album "Hooked On Themes". The album contains the themes from some of the Biggest television shows of the world including Charlie's Angels, The Rockford Files and Hawaii Five-0.
It was during the late 60's that Dote's father gave Carlos Santana his first break, performing at The Boogaloo Club on Geneva Avenue in San Francisco, across from the famous Cow Palace where The Beatles performed. Since that period, Evil Ways had passed and Tell Her She's Lovely By El Chicano and Suavecito By Malo were riding the top of the charts with the Latin sounds of the 70's. But no other latin artist has ever accomplished what the 9 time grammy award winner has. Santana left a string of hits behind before the big one would arrive.
At the turn of the 21st century, Dote' was promoting video's for over 20 different major labels and many independent record companies as well. UPS was making their overnight deliveries of major hit releases to Celebrity Studio where Dote' produced his show. Dote' would write reviews for the new releases and either pass or put his signature of approval on them. 2000 was a year of celebration and new releases. Dote' was handling Britney Spears "Oops I Did It Again", Le Ann Rimes "I Need You" and Santana "Smooth".
He became famous in the late 1960s and early 1970s with his band, the Santana Blues Band, which created a highly successful blend of salsa, rock, blues, and jazz fusion. Their sound featured his often high-pitched and clean guitar lines set against Latin instrumentation such as timbales and congas. Santana continued to work in these forms over the following decades, and experienced a sudden resurgence of popularity and critical acclaim in the late 1990s. Over his career he has sold an estimated 80 million albums world wide.
John Dote', (accent over the "e") who is officially in the history books of the "king of pop", Michael Jackson as well as sister Janet for his relentless radio promotion ability was originally discovered in L.A. by legendary radio disc jockey Rick Dees, Daily Dees, Dees Sleaze, and the Rick Dees Weekly Top 40, the longest continually running hit music countdown in the world! But it is "Hollywood Hamilton" who takes the credit for observing Dote' first pulling
into the parking lot of KIIS Radio in his Rolls Royce completely airbrushed with the 1906 earth quake of San Francisco on the car. "John stepped out of his rolls pimped out and saturated in gold chains, huge diamond rings on every finger and graced out in white leather fur and even fur boots! This cat was a show stopper. He even walked passed my security guards when he entered the station and when they told him he needed to show his I.D., he flipped them off and kept walking. All security was on notice. I loved it. I sent a radio call to my security to let him pass. I came to greet him personally and the man shined brighter than a christmas tree in grand central station. This cat had an image and he was pushing his album "A Hero From Zero" which is how he was dressed exactly like. Incredible. So I took him into the control room to meet Rick who just about fell off of his chair. Even the immediate staff were taken back by the presence of John Dote'." (Sean "Hollywood" Hamilton is an American radio personality. He is the host of the Weekend Top 30 Countdown and the Remix Top 30 Countdown heard in numerous cities in the United States and throughout the world on The Premiere Networks.)
Dote', who originally was scheduled to meet with the program director to air the lead off single "A Hero From Zero" was swept under the bus when Dees decided to promote Dote's image instead. He decided to interview Dote' on national radio and issue a challenge to Mr. T to call into the station and set a date for a "showdown" of who wears the most gold chains. Dees felt that some how with the station ratings, T would get word of it yet never called in. As a result, his image gained him more exposure than the album itself which reached number 9 on the contemporary charts.
From the desk top of Hollywood Hamilton and Rick Dees / KIIS RADIO:
Recording Producer JOHN DOTE' is best described by many closest to him as a man who lives in an emotional world. He is sensation oriented, emotionally demonstrative, and physically affectionate, and reacts emotionally to events and can shift quickly from mood to mood. Dote's experiences life vividly and expansively. He has a rich imagination musically and can tell entertaining stories, and his music is drawn to romance and melodrama. Dramatic people like Dote' has been seen by many and noticed. He is often the center of attention, and rises to the occasion when all eyes are on him. He pays a lot of attention to grooming, and enjoys clothes, style, and fashion. He is engaging, charming and funny as hell. If one side of him has the word, the other side of him has the definition of who he is. His dramatic personality style eagerly responds to new ideas and suggestions from others. Thanks for the smiles and memories John!
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Dear John Dote',
There are so many things my heart wants to say to you, all of which can be summed up in just three words – thanks for everything. I love you.....Anyone can show commitment, love, dedication and compromise. But you are special because you precede all these words with one magical word – unconditional....Everyone has a past, but only a few lucky ones like me have life partners who help heal the wounds of yesterday and give wings for a happier tomorrow.