BMHOF Class of 2008
From his early days at his pirate radio station, Richard moved to WKBW and worked with the best DJ’s and programmers of our history. Rich worked in the recording studio for such local giants as The Rockin Rebels (2002 BMHOF Inductees) and Danny Neaverth and Joey Reynold’s “Rats In My Room”. Rich also played in good local bands including The Avantis and The Mon-Keys but found his calling as a producer and promoter.
Locally, his work got the careers of many artists off the ground and included producing BMHOF band Weekend’s album “Together”. He has also worked with Transcontinent Records/Best & Gold Distributors and Amherst Records. He produced singles and albums featuring Weekend, Caesar & The Romans, The Road, Fare Trade and Crimson & Clover all of whom each achieved significant radio play and sales.
Nationally, Richard was part of the promotional campaign for ZZ Top's “AfterBurner” and “Eliminator” album. The “Eliminator” album had sales of over 12 million copies even though it was projected to sell a half million. He has worked with Mushroom Records, Roadshow Records Chess/Janus Records and as VP/Promotion of Sire/Warner Brothers. He was also the VP/Editor of “Feedback and Hitmakers” Magazine (Record and Radio Tip Sheets). In Canada, he produced the album “Pisces Rising” by a group named The Bells, that netted 4 Top-10 Canadian singles.
Rich is also a very active member ofthe Board of Trustees of the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame as the Chairman of the Nominating Committee and Program Manager of the Musician Medics. Rich still continues to produce and promote and has recently has begun to perform his music again.
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