On Sunday, April 22, 2012, Ron Dante will be appearing at BB King Blues Club & Grill in NYC as part of the Back to the ’60s show. Joining Ron will be the 1910 Fruitgum Company and Joey Levine. For info and tix, please click on the link below. This is going to be a great show and fun night!
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!
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!