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The Sonny Melendrez Interviews

During my career, I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing and working on stage, screen, radio and TV with some of most fascinating personalities in the world of entertainment and beyond.

From Justin Timberlake to Fergie, B.B. King to James Brown and Bob Hope to the Pope, here is a partial list of these memorable individuals.

With every name comes a story, a memory and a friendship begun.

~Sonny.

  1. Aretha Franklin
  2. Carroll O’Connor
  3. Neil Diamond
  4. Smokey Robinson
  5. Sonny & Cher
  6. Johnny Rivers
  7. Eric Burdon and the Animals
  8. John Denver
  9. Dick Clark
  10. Casey Kasem
  11. Selma Hayek
  12. Charro
  13. Gloria Estefan
  14. Rita Moreno
  15. Hubert Humphrey
  16. Barry Manilow
  17. Bette Midler
  18. Jerry Mathers
  19. Ricardo Montalban
  20. Herve Villechaize
  21. Gavin MacLeod
  22. Fergie (Stacy Ferguson)
  23. Henry Winkler
  24. Robert Klein
  25. Gabe Kaplan
  26. Jerry Seinfeld
  27. Robin Williams
  28. Elaine Boosler
  29. Richard Lewis
  30. Cheech & Chong
  31. Gallagher
  32. George Lopez
  33. Paul Rodriguez
  34. Daisy Fuentes
  35. Selena
  36. Jeff Dunham
  37. Gary Owens
  38. Wink Martindale
  39. Roger Carroll
  40. Clark Race
  41. Geoff Edwards
  42. Dick Whittinghill
  43. Elton John
  44. Neil Sedaka
  45. Gary Puckett & the Union Gap
  46. Pat Upton & the Spiral Staircase
  47. Freddie Fender
  48. Donny & Marie Osmond
  49. Danny Thomas
  50. Lonnie Anderson
  51. Cybill Shepherd
  52. Mick Jagger & the Rolling Stones (Brian Jones, Charlie Watts, Keith Richards, Bill Wyman)
  53. Lawrence Welk
  54. Paul Simon
  55. Art Garfunkel
  56. Bobby Vee
  57. Fabian
  58. Roy Rogers
  59. Mel Blanc
  60. Walt Disney Miller
  61. Edward James Olmos
  62. Gene Autry
  63. Johnny Mathis
  64. Vikki Carr
  65. Sandy Baron
  66. The Beach Boys (Brian, Dennis and Carl Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine)
  67. The Righteous Brothers (Bill Medley & Bobby Hatfield)
  68. Chicago
  69. Brad Garrett
  70. Jimmy Walker
  71. Rick Schroder
  72. James Brown
  73. Bob Hope
  74. Carole King
  75. Three Dog Night (Danny Hutton, Corey Wells & Chuck Negron)
  76. Lee Majors
  77. Linda Ronstadt
  78. Steve Martin
  79. Don Rickles
  80. Bob Newhart
  81. Norm Crosby
  82. Garry Shandling
  83. Rosie O’Donnell
  84. David Robinson
  85. Shaquille O’Neal
  86. Charles Barkley
  87. Antonio Ribeiro
  88. Alyssa Milano
  89. Glen Campbell
  90. Mac Davis
  91. Roger Miller
  92. Marvin Hamlisch
  93. Alan O’Day
  94. John Belushi
  95. Dan Aykroyd
  96. Arnold Schwarzenegger
  97. Brian Tracy
  98. Dr. Wayne Dyer
  99. Princess Grace of Monaco (Grace Kelly)
  100. Pope John Paul II