Rich Monetti

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Gary Puckett Remembers Union Gap and Young Girl
4 months ago
As musicians themselves, the parents of Classic Rock Icon Gary Puckett made sure their children grew up in a home where music was often played and listened to. His dad played the sax and sang in Barbe...
Dani Felt Consultants Keeps Their Clients Connected
4 months ago
As a musician, enlisting a music consultant to amplify your career can feel like beginning a relationship that proceeds from parallel universes and distances the artist’s passion from the pragmatics o...
80s Music Tells Us that Girls Just Want to Have Fun, but So Should We
7 months ago
That’s right, I’m going to defend Cyndi Lauper’s 80s music anthem Girls Just want to Have Fun. I like it now, but I was right there in 1984, hating the lyrics just like every other guy who felt put ou...
Southside Johnny Has Long Answered the Classic Rock Call
8 months ago
Southside Johnny Lyon of classic rock fame grew up on the Jersey Shore Club scene with the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Van Zandt, and a full gamut of R&B performers that the mid 60’s offered. I...
The Yardbirds Still Blasting Their Classic Rock Guitars
8 months ago
Any mention of the Yardbirds almost immediately turns the conversation to the band’s three trailblazing classic rock guitarists – Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page. Often lost in those five decad...
The Meetles Can't Be Beat in the NYC Subway System
9 months ago
A lot of times just the thought of descending into the subway can compound the complexities of living in New York City. But not even the spirit of the most hardened New Yorker can be sunk as the sound...