“Norwegian takes your money, they took our money honey…
Booked on a cruise to where they cannot go…
Kiss your money and your dreams goodbye!”

DENVER, CO, October 23, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ — Les Fradkin is an Akademia 2023 Hall of Fame Inductee and was an Original Cast member of Beatlemania. The Popular Singing group “California” is a duo featuring Les Fradkin and Loretta Fradkin. The couple booked on a Norwegian Cruise to Israel and Egypt on the Gem in November 2023 for their 23rd Wedding Anniversary. But war broke out and Norwegian refuses to Cancel or even give them a refund or an alternate trip. Who would want to sail into a war or travel into a war zone and put themselves in danger? And this now apparently includes flying to Istanbul to even get to the cruise.

“Kiss your money and your dreams goodbye”, California’s latest single, describes not only the story of the booking that Les and Loretta made with Norwegian Cruise Lines but the financial ruin potentially experienced by thousands of passengers whose bookings and dreams are now impacted by the Israeli Gaza war. 

Because of Norwegian intransigence, Les & Loretta wrote and recorded this song in mid October 2023 after no refunds from anyone to tell their story. And listen and join us for the Protest chant in the surprise ending!







The group California, featuring Les Fradkin (Vocals, Guitars, Piano, Mellotron, Bass, Producer and Songwriter) as it’s founding Original Member and still leading the group to this day, were Laurie Records recording Artists in the 1970’s and 1980’s. California had several Hit Singles during that time period including “See You In September”, “Jeans On”,”Summer Fun Medley” and “He’s Almost You”. Other California highlights included an appearance on Dick Clark’s American Bandstand TV show singing “Summer Fun Medley” as well as a Top 50 UK Chart placing for “He’s Almost You”. In fact, in 2020, a California B-Side “Paris (1945)” roared to the top of the Dutch and EU Charts.

Now, California thunders back at RRO Entertainment with all new material. California returns with Les Fradkin – Vocals, Mellotron, Piano, Bass, Guitars, Ztar, Songwriter and Co-Production and Loretta Pieper Fradkin – Vocals, Songwriter and Co-Production. Les and Loretta have co authored numerous hits during 2022, including 8 consecutive #1 UK Indie Radio Chart hits for Les Fradkin as a Solo Artist, several #1 hits on Los Angeles, California Indie Radio as well as “Under The Covers” placing at #50 in the Media Base CHR Activator Chart. California also. Enjoyed several Indie Radio Chart hits in 2023 including “Perfect World” and “Willin'”.

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