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Ron Dante is one star in the entertainment business who doesn't need a press agent to hype his many accomplishments. He has a room full of platinum albums and Grammy, Clio and Tony Awards to do his talking for him.
Dante is probably best known for his work as a producer for Barry
Manilow, Cher, Dionne Warwick, Pat
Benatar, Irene Cara, Ray Charles, John
Denver and other major recording artists.
He was the driving force behind Barry Manilow's greatest successes. Their collaboration spawned one hit after another. Dante produced songs that have become landmarks on the pop music scene including Mandy, I
Write the Songs, the Grammy winning Copacabana, and Could
It Be Magic?
During a tum'uItuous decade in the record industry in which many stars faded and new ones flickered, Dante's firm guidance helped Manilow achieve unparalleled success. The Dante produced LPs sold more than 60 million copies, accounting for than $350 million in retail sales at records stores nationwide.
Pop music fans know Dante as the man who performed Sugar,
Sugar. This hit single topped the top 40 charts for weeks and was voted "Song
of the Year" in 1969 in an era dominated by the Beatles, the Rolling Stones
and hard rock.
Lots of music lovers hum Dante's tunes without even knowing it. Dante was the distinctive singing voice in dozens of radio and TV commercials. He worked alongside other rising stars including Melissa Manchester, Ashford
and Simpson and Luther Vandross.
It's Dante's voice you hear singing You Deserve A
Break Today for McDonalds. His voice was heard in spots for Coca Cola, American Airlines, Budweiser and dozens of other well known products. The production firm Dante established to produce commercials won a Clio for its work for Volkswagen. '
Theatergoers know Dante for his work on Broadway. He produced Ain't Misbehavin' which earned him a Tony for Best Musical and Children Of A Lesser God which took the Tony for Best Drama. Dante's stage credits also include Whose
Life Is It,Anyway?, Crimes' of The Heart and Duet
For One. Dante also turned his attention to the printed word. He served as publisher of the prestigious Paris Review for more than two years.
The Archie's Christmas CD is coming out September 30, 2008. Christmas versions of classic songs for the holidays.
Songs like Here Comes Santa Claus, Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree and Jingle Bell Rock.
Betty & Veronica will be inging many leads along with Archie, of course.
It will be available on Itunes and Amazon.com
Pre-order your copy NOW !!!
The Archie Band Members Include :
- Archie Andrews - Lead Guitar, Vocals
- Reggie Mantle - Bass Guitar
- Jughead Jones - Drums
- Betty Cooper - Vocals, Tambourine, Percussion, Guitar
- Veronica Lodge - Vocals, Organ, Keyboard
- Hot Dog - mascot
- Danielle van Zyl - Vocals
- Kelly-Lynn - Vocals
- Ron Dante - Vocals
- Ted Perlman - Programmer, Keys, Guitar
- Scott Erickson - Programmer, Keys
- Tim Pierce - Guitar
- Bo Donaldson - Keyboards
- George Eisaman - Guitar
- Rick Thibodeau - Bass
- Billy Haarbauer - Drums