Richard Barone

Richard Barone is an American rock musician who first gained attention as frontman for the Bongos.wikipedia
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The Bongos

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Richard Barone is an American rock musician who first gained attention as frontman for the Bongos.
The Bongos were a power pop band from Hoboken, New Jersey, primarily active in the 1980s, led by Richard Barone.

WTIS

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Richard Barone was born in Tampa, Florida, and began his career at age seven on local top-40 radio station WALT (now known as WTIS) as the Littlest DJ.
In the 1960s, a weekly Sunday afternoon broadcast from Tampa Municipal Beach entitled Beach Party featured The Littlest DJ, Ricky Barone, later known as Richard Barone of The Bongos.

Hotel Chelsea

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Moving to New York, he lived briefly at the Hotel Chelsea, modeled, and landed small acting roles.
Some of the most prominent names include the Grateful Dead, Nico, Tom Waits, Patti Smith, Jim Morrison, Iggy Pop, Alejandro Escovedo, Virgil Thomson, Chick Corea, Jeff Beck, Dee Dee Ramone, Johnny Thunders, Mink DeVille, Marianne Faithfull, Cher, John Cale, Édith Piaf, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Robbie Robertson, Alice Cooper, Bette Midler, Pink Floyd, Ryan Ross, Jimi Hendrix, Canned Heat, Sid Vicious, Richard Barone, Lance Loud and Rufus Wainwright.

Gary Lucas

In the mid-90s Barone performed with experimental guitarist Gary Lucas and his group Gods and Monsters.
He has also worked with Chris Cornell, The Dark Poets, DJ Spooky, Dr. John, Amanda Palmer, Bryan Ferry, The Future Sound of London, Allen Ginsberg, Peter Hammill, Warren Haynes, Jann Klose, Dave Liebman, Joe Lovano, Melissa Mars, Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Geoff Muldaur, Bob Neuwirth, Mary Margaret O'Hara, Onetwo, Graham Parker, Van Dyke Parks, Iggy Pop, Roswell Rudd, Fred Schneider, Richard Barone, John Sebastian, Adrian Sherwood, Patti Smith, Peter Stampfel, Damo Suzuki, Steve Swallow, Matthew Sweet, Bob Weir, John Zorn, Nona Hendryx, Emir Kusturica and the No Smoking Orchestra, Hal Willner, Kip Hanrahan, Leonard Bernstein, Elli Medeiros, Haydee Milanes, Suylen Milanes, Los Van Van, and Alabama Three.

Greenwich Village

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By age sixteen he was producing recordings for local bands as well as for idiosyncratic performer Tiny Tim, who suggested Barone should live in Greenwich Village.

The Bottom Line (venue)

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Barone released his first solo album, Cool Blue Halo (recorded live at The Bottom Line in New York) before the Bongos' breakup in 1987.
Another staple was the annual Downtown Messiah, a reworking of Handel directed by Richard Barone.

Tiny Tim (musician)

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By age sixteen he was producing recordings for local bands as well as for idiosyncratic performer Tiny Tim, who suggested Barone should live in Greenwich Village.
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Fez (nightclub)

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In 1997, Barone released Between Heaven and Cello, an album recorded live at NYC's intimate Fez nightclub.
It hosted numerous musicians and comedians, including Rufus Wainwright, Stella, Richard Barone, Carly Simon and Jeff Buckley.

Bright Lights, Big City (musical)

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Other projects included executive-producing The Nomi Song DVD (Palm Pictures, 2005), which includes his remix of operatic New Wave countertenor Klaus Nomi's "Total Eclipse" ; musical direction and orchestration for the off-Broadway musical Bright Lights, Big City at the New York Theatre Workshop (with Rent director Michael Greif) ; as well as directing and performing in The Downtown Messiah, a unique, multi-genre interpretation of Handel's baroque oratorio that was broadcast annually on over 200 public radio stations nationwide from 1999 to 2004.
It was directed and musically staged by Michael Greif, with orchestrations and musical direction by Richard Barone.

Fred Schneider

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Barone recorded "I Guess the Lord Must Be in New York City" for the album For the Love of Harry: Everybody Sings Nilsson (BMG Records) and produced B-52's frontman Fred Schneider's version of "Coconut" for the project For the Love of Harry: Everybody Sings Nilsson, performing the song with Schneider on Late Night With Conan O'Brien.

Paul Williams (songwriter)

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Also working on the project were producers Steve Rosenthal and Steve Addabbo, songwriter Paul Williams, engineer Leslie Ann Jones (at George Lucas' Skywalker Ranch), photographer Mick Rock, and others.
More recently, Williams wrote music and lyrics of "Silence is Our Song" for Richard Barone's 2010 album Glow and collaborated with Scissor Sisters on their second album, Ta-Dah.

Don Dixon (musician)

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Dixon then spent several years producing the work of artists including Chris Stamey (formerly of The dB's), The Smithereens, Fetchin Bones, Richard Barone, Guadalcanal Diary and Marshall Crenshaw.

Coconut (song)

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Barone recorded "I Guess the Lord Must Be in New York City" for the album For the Love of Harry: Everybody Sings Nilsson (BMG Records) and produced B-52's frontman Fred Schneider's version of "Coconut" for the project For the Love of Harry: Everybody Sings Nilsson, performing the song with Schneider on Late Night With Conan O'Brien.

Gods and Monsters (band)

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In the mid-90s Barone performed with experimental guitarist Gary Lucas and his group Gods and Monsters.
Other members of the loosely-knit band have included Jerry Harrison, Billy Ficca, Richard Barone, and Modern Lovers member Ernie Brooks.

The Roches

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On his birthday, October 1, 2008, he brought Frontman: A Musical Reading to the stage at Carnegie Hall in New York City, with "Special Guests and Legendary Friends," including Moby, Lou Reed, the Band's Garth Hudson, Marshall Crenshaw, Terre and Suzzy Roche, Randy Brecker, Carlos Alomar, DeWitt and others as a benefit for public radio station WFUV.

Dion DiMucci

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The album was curated by journalist/Columbia Records executive Mitchell Cohen, with sessions produced by Steve Addabbo and featuring guest appearances from Dion, John Sebastian and David Amram.
Also released in May 2017 was Richard Barone's Sorrows & Promises: Greenwich Village in the 1960s on which Dion performs a duet of his 1964 song "The Road I'm On (Gloria)" with Barone.

Carnegie Hall

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He works as a songwriter, arranger, author, director, and record producer, releases albums as a solo artist, tours, and has created concert events at Carnegie Hall, Hollywood Bowl, SXSW, and New York's Central Park.

Hollywood Bowl

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He works as a songwriter, arranger, author, director, and record producer, releases albums as a solo artist, tours, and has created concert events at Carnegie Hall, Hollywood Bowl, SXSW, and New York's Central Park.

South by Southwest

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He works as a songwriter, arranger, author, director, and record producer, releases albums as a solo artist, tours, and has created concert events at Carnegie Hall, Hollywood Bowl, SXSW, and New York's Central Park.

Central Park

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He works as a songwriter, arranger, author, director, and record producer, releases albums as a solo artist, tours, and has created concert events at Carnegie Hall, Hollywood Bowl, SXSW, and New York's Central Park.

The Recording Academy

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He serves on the Board of Governors for The Recording Academy (Grammys), the Board of Advisors for Anthology Film Archives, and is affiliated with the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at New York University and The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music.

Grammy Award

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He serves on the Board of Governors for The Recording Academy (Grammys), the Board of Advisors for Anthology Film Archives, and is affiliated with the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at New York University and The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music.

Anthology Film Archives

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He serves on the Board of Governors for The Recording Academy (Grammys), the Board of Advisors for Anthology Film Archives, and is affiliated with the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at New York University and The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music.

New York University Tisch School of the Arts

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He serves on the Board of Governors for The Recording Academy (Grammys), the Board of Advisors for Anthology Film Archives, and is affiliated with the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at New York University and The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music.