R Holtermann Biography 2004
Dean became interested in the entertainment business in the 70's, initially as a musician, playing in bands and writing songs. To date, he has written and recorded over 450 songs and produced six different artists.
During the 70's, Dean was one of the first on Staten Island to own a home video camera. He started shooting everything, band concerts, weddings, and family events. In the early 80's, he became a concert promoter at the St. George Theater, where he put on 40 shows including acts like : Alice Cooper, George Thorogood, Leslie West, The Tubes, Orleans and
" Rock 'n' Roll Heaven's Headbangers Ball" (to mention a few). In 1984, he purchased a building and created the Wave Street Video Entertainment Club, A.K.A "the Wave", a legendary nightclub on Staten Island. Here he introduced the area to music videos (pre MTV) on its five large projector screens. He utilized the club to showcase pre-recorded videos, put on concerts, and video live performances and showcases of all kinds. Over 1000 performances took place at The Wave, including such acts as: Taylor Dayne, Latoya Jackson, Wu Tang Clan, David Johannsen, Johnny Winter, Joe Jackson, Naughty by Nature, Expose, Cypress Hill, Debbie Gibson, The Fugees, The Ramones, and Twisted Sister, etc..
In 1993, he met Mick Rock who rented a loft space in one of his buildings for a photo studio. At the time, Dean was producing a local cable t.v. show called "Welcome To The Universe", which paired live concert footage with interviews of the musicians after their performances at "The Wave". SI Cable aired 68 episodes of this rock n roll extravaganza. On one of the shows he aired a Mick Rock photo shoot as part of the show . This recieved great crowd reaction and made Dean realize there was something special there. In 2001 Dean started videoing and documenting all of Mick's career ( photo shoots, gallery shows , lectures, t.v. interviews, book signings, parties,etc.) accumulating over 250 hundred hours of footage to date. He has now produced four 30 minute episodes of The Mick Rock Show:
1- Picture This; Debbie Harry and Blondie by Mick Rock
(DVD companion to Mick's recently published photo book,
"Picture This; Debbie Harry and Blondie")
2- Mick Rock shoots Michael Stipe
3 - Mick Rock and The Yeah Yeah Yeahs
4- Mick Rock and Los Lonely Boys
produced six 30 minute shows over 500 songs,
Rock n Roll photography documentary t.v. show
Def LEPPARD as finished show ,
IGGY POP as finished show
Dean & Mick have since formed "Mindecka Productions", as a base of operations for their creative endeavors, to produce and distribute a Rock 'n' Roll Photography-Reality T.V. Show. Dean will continue to shoot and produce shows from the footage of more then 50 important acts that have been or are being photographed by Mick Rock.
hear some of Deans music go to broadjam.com and
search artist - Dean Holtermann - to listen to songs.