Hey Ron Dante fans,
Check out this cool new (March 2011) interview with Ron on Boomerocity.com!
‘Til next time,
Laura, head honcho of
Laura’s Ron Dante Fan Pages
Hey all you Ron Dante fans out there – Ron did an in-studio interview for the Internet radio program Baby Boomer Favorites on Shokusradio.com. Go to the Mouse Tracks blog to read all about it and to access the audio, which will be available for the next couple of weeks at 5:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Ron talks about his extensive career with host Jeanine Kasun – a very enjoyable listen. Make sure to catch it at least once while it’s available online; Ron’s truly a legend in the music biz and this is a chance to hear him tell all about it in his own words. Enjoy!
January 30, 2011
Back to the 60’s show
B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
New York, NY
A big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Ron Dante of The Archies! Ron, who was born on August 22 in Staten Island, New York, was a member of The Detergents (“Leader of the Laundromat”) in 1964 and 1965, and he went on to record several tunes under various “ghost group” identities, as well as countless television and radio jingles, prior to and during his stint as the lead vocalist for the fictional rock band The Archies (1968-1971). Ron was also lead (and background) singer for another studio group, The Cuff Links, and enjoyed the distinction of having two Top Ten hits at the same time – “Sugar, Sugar” and “Tracy” – with neither recording having his name on it! Ron went on to do lead vocals for another fictional band, The Chan Clan (from the TV series Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan) before moving into full-time production work with Barry Manilow’s million-selling recordings from 1973 to 1981. These days, Ron is continuing his production work, releasing CDs under his own name, and making dozens of personal appearances per year. Happy birthday to a multitalented performer and a wonderful human being!
This is an exciting and busy week for Ron Dante and his fans. First, on Wednesday, July 28th, Ron will be sitting in with Paul Shaffer and his band on The Late Show with David Letterman! Ron and Paul Shaffer go way back; these two highly talented gentlemen have worked on several projects together including Ron’s 1981 LP Street Angel which Paul co-produced. The Late Show with David Letterman airs on CBS at 11:35 p.m. Eastern; check your local listings for details.
Next, Next, Ron is one of the “100 Rock Stars” participating in the National Rock Con (aka The National Rock & Roll Fan Fest), which takes place from Friday, July 30th through Sunday, August 1st. The event is being held at the Sheraton Meadowlands Hotel and Conference Center in East Rutherford, NJ. Ron hopes to meet with many of his fans and friends at this exciting and historic event!
The release date for Ron Dante’s newest CD, Favorites (2010 enhanced version), is fast approaching! Check out Laura’s Ron Dante Fan Pages where you’ll find a direct link to buy your copy. If you order it now, you’ll have it in time for Father’s Day; Ron’s CDs make great gifts!
Here are the front and back covers, the latter of which shows the complete track listing. Favorites features many cuts from the original Y2K release plus bonus tracks including brand-new recordings. Do pick up a copy today!
Exciting news for Ron Dante fans – Ron’s new CD, Favorites, featuring cuts from the original CD of the same name plus bonus tracks, is being released on June 15, 2010. Now’s your chance to own an enhanced version of this CD containing several new recordings by Ron!
Check out the track list:
Old Time Rock & Roll
I’d Wait A Million Years
That’s Alright Mama
Billy Don’t Be A Hero
Rock Me Gently
Let’s Live For Today
Black is Black
Gimme Some Lovin’
Bee Gees Medley
Give Me Just a Little More Time
I Go To Rio
You can order a copy of Ron Dante’s Favorites by clicking on the graphic above the embedded blog on Laura’s Ron Dante Fan Pages (press the previous link to get there if you aren’t there already!).
Enjoy the great music!