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andamp;#8216;Playing’ tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr.

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TRUCKEE, Calif. andamp;#8212; Gordon Simons is paying a musical tribute to slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. with his song andamp;#8220;Rebuild His Dream.andamp;#8221; Recorded in the late 80s while working at KLA radio in Los Angeles, Simons and partner Lane Cameron have remastered the pop-single just in time for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 16. andamp;#8220;I tried to use words and music to celebrate this great pioneer of human rights,andamp;#8221; said Simons. andamp;#8220;Iandamp;#8217;ve always respected his tremendous courage.andamp;#8221;Visit http://www.reefriderproductions.com/playerMiniPackage/sampleEmbedCode.html hear the tribute song and also see footage of Dr. Kingandamp;#8217;s andamp;#8220;I have a dreamandamp;#8221; speech on which Simonsandamp;#8217; song was based. It has been almost 50 years since he gave his famous speech at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. The song is being played on radio stations such as Hot Mix 106.Simons andamp; Cameron specializes in patriotic anthems and holiday songs andamp;#8212; andamp;#8220;Rebuild His Dreamandamp;#8221; is both of these.Simons and his band are focused on this coming Monday. For the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, they challenge Americans to reflect on the strength and courage of the brave civil rights leader, and to go out of their way to help someone in need, as did Dr. King. Like the song says: andamp;#8220;We can rebuild his dream!andamp;#8221;andamp;#8220;Rebuild His Dreamandamp;#8221; is available at iTunes.com and Amazon.com, and a link to the new website can be found at http://www.Facebook.com/GordonSimons. Martin Luther King Jr. was born Jan. 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Ga.The recording group also had a good holiday season. Their Halloween songs played on the andamp;#8220;Young and the Restlessandamp;#8221; soap opera, and their Christmas songs were heard on radio stations across America. KOLO Channel 8, in Reno, Nev. ran a news story about their newest release: andamp;#8220;Christmas is for Kids,andamp;#8221; and sent a reporter to their Reno recording studio to interview the pair of songwriters.andamp;#8212; Submitted to aedgett@sierrasun.com