Hey, Ron Dante fans – check out this cool interview with Ron, by Louie Pearlman, who’s using portions of it in his forthcoming writeup on Bubblegum music for Elmore Magazine. The interview was conducted just prior to Ron’s appearance at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in April 2012:
|Greetings, Ron Dante fans,
Ron has just added a couple of dates to his show schedule. You can see whether he is coming to your area by clicking HERE to visit the Concert Itinerary page on my web site, Laura’s Ron Dante Fan Pages.
If you have never seen Ron Dante in person before, you’re in for a treat! Try to catch him when he’s in your neck of the woods, or take a mini-vacation and travel to where he’s appearing. You won’t be disappointed!
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!
The Orleans Hotel & Casino (w/Imelda Papin)
Las Vegas, NV
Back to the 60’s show
Queensborough Performing Arts Center
January 30, 2011
Back to the 60’s show
B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
New York, NY
A Sixties Evening
Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts
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!