JOHN DOTE' - CAUGHT ON CAMERA - FROM NBC NEWS TO WORLD NEWS
FEATURING THE INTERVIEW OF MICHAEL JACKSON ON THE CBS NEWS
In 1986, John Dote' mounted a promotional campaign for A&M Records and the single "What Have You Done For Me Lately" by Janet Jackson which landed at number 2 on the Billboard charts. In 1987, he followed up his radio promotions for the "king of pop" Michael Jackson and the single "Bad" for Epic Records as seen on The CBS NEWS and world-wide. But on the day of the death of Michael Jackson, it was only moments when the media contacted John Dote' for an exclusive interview to get a closer look at the "promoter" and the "artist" in person. The media wanted an up close interview of the man who promoted Michael Jackson and the news cast showed up to his home equipped with lights, action and tape.But one of his greatest downfall's was when he rejected the Christmas hit Classic "Grandma Got Ran Over By A Reindeer" by Elmo and Patsy which is now also in the category of a classic hit. Dote' admits, "I was not into novelty music". He turned down the offer to promote the husband and wife team and to date the record has sold millions of records world wide and was the number 1 Christmas song for 10 years.
In 2000, John Dote' hit the national market with his own created television show titled "NightBeat In Las Vegas" which took 10 years in the making. The show which was aired on the UPN-SCREEN GEMS NETWORK and based in Las Vegas, NV. was sought after by every major and independant record label from New York to L.A. They included Warner Bros., Capitol Records, Jive, Arista and Def Jam just to name a few.
But his musical career took a different direction when he was invited and hired by American Idol to be the DJ for their event in Las Vegas to celebrate the birthday party bash for the creator of "So You Think You Can Dance" Nygel Lythgoe. Pop superstar Olivia Newton John was also present, but when Dote' played her music with John Travolta and the smash "Grease", he was politely asked to take her music off. His connection with American Idol did not end there. He was later approached as the chosen engineer among thousands to produce the soundtracks for American Idol "featured artist" who has also graced the stages of the Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, Regis and Kelley and the legendary David Foster. 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.
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. Below, DOTE', (DRUMMER FROM THE HIT TV SHOW "HAWAII FIVE - 0), DOES A DRUM SOLO TO OUTDO ANY OTHER AND HAS BEEN LABELED THE "BEST DRUMMER" IN THE COUNTRY BY WARNER BROS. EXECUTIVES.