Rich Monetti

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Darlene Love Never Fails to Bring Christmas Home
a year ago
Darlene Love first appeared on the scene in the 1960’s girl group, The Blossoms. The female flowering provided doo-wop backup for artists that ranged from Sam Cooke and Elvis to Frank Sinatra and Dion...
Daddy Stingray Returns with his Sweet Talkin' Symphony
a year ago
Who knew that without Daddy Stingray the world we know would barely exist. All the more remarkable since his musical sting and songwriting only blesses us every 15,000 years. In the desolate interim, ...
Gary Puckett Remembers Union Gap and Young Girl
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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...