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Casey Kasem Narrates They Call Me Baba Booey Book Trailer

Legendary American Top 40 host Casey Kasem narrates the new book trailer for Gary Dell’Abate‘s memoir, They Call Me Baba Booey. The trailer is embedded above.

Dell’Abate–a Howard Stern Show producer–landed a six-figure book deal for his memoir back in April. Kasem’s voice reminds this GalleyCat editor of a simpler time before compact discs and MP3s, back when the pop music scene was much less crowded. It also reminds us of Scooby-Doo. Kasem voiced the character Shaggy for 28 years.

Here’s more about the book: “Growing up on Long Island in the 1970s, the youngest of three boys born to a clinically depressed mother, Gary learned how to fend for himself when under attack.  Obsessed with music, he listened with religious intensity to Casey Kasem’s Top 40 every Sunday morning, compulsively bought 45s of his favorite songs, and nerdily copied the lyrics into a notebook. Music became an ordering principle to his life, even as the chaos at home got out of hand.”

Casey Kasem Narrates They Call Me Baba Booey Book Trailer
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Howard Stern Show Producer Gary Dell’Abate Scores Book Deal

bcbb.jpgHoward Stern Show producer Gary Dell’Abate landed “a mid-6 figure book deal” for his new book, They Call Me Baba Booey. He will co-write the autobiographical book with author Chad Millman, and it is listed in Amazon with a November 2010 release.

According to Deadline New York, the deal was negotiated by Tony Burton from Don Buchwald & Associates’ and Richard Abate from 3 Arts. The report also states that the Random House imprint Spiegel & Grau will publish the book. Dell’Abate (pictured with former President Bill Clinton) has served as a producer on Stern’s show since 1984 and maintains his own site.

Here’s more from Deadline: “I understand that Howard mentioned something about this on his Sirius show this morning — and the book has already jumped to No. 1 on Amazon’s ‘Movers And Shakers’ based on book pre-orders. So let’s see: Howard himself had 3 bestsellers, Robin Quivers had 1, Artie Lange had the most recent and now it’s obvious that Baba Booey will have one as well.”