Ron Rocco

Ron Rocco

Rock Drummer
BMHOF Class of 1986


Ron Rocco has recorded for both Capital and Chrysalis Records. He has played drums for such artists as Foreigner's Lou Gramm and Billy Sheehan of David Lee Roth's Band and Mr. Big. Regionally he is perhaps best known for his achievements in the Rochester based band Cheater, who recently re-released their 1981 EP "Ten Cent Love Affair" on CD. He has toured with the likes of Kiss, Ten Years After, ZZ Top, Hall& Oats and Procol Harum. In 1975 he perofrmed with RCA recording artist Zulema. Zulema was a part of the Motown group Faith, Hope and Charity.

In addition to Cheater, the area groups in which Ron was a member include: Black Sheep (with Lou Gramm), Terra Nova, Firecat, Silver (with Cindi Lauper bassist Lee Brovitz) and Light Years (with Billy Sheehan).

Recently he recorded a CD with The Shakes. This was an all original project with Jeff Cosco of Cheater. The CD was produced by Jeff Tyzak, who played trumpet for Chuck Mangione and won a Grammy Award for producing the last Tonight Show Orchestra CD featuring Doc Severensen.

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