Ron Dante Biography

Ron Dante started his career as a singer/songwriter for the legendary music man Don Kirshner. Ron wrote songs for some the biggest artists of the sixties including Gene Pitney, Jay & The Americans, The McCoys, Johnny Mathis, Gary Lewis & The Playboys, Bobby Vinton, Freddy Cannon, Jimmy Clanton and Bobby Vee. His first hit record was with a group called The Detergents whose song "Leader Of The Laundromat" was top ten in 1965. He toured with The Dick Clark Caravan of Stars for two years appearing with such groups as Herman's Hermits, The Rolling Stones, Freddy & The Dreamers, The Hollies, Little Richard, The Animals and Little Anthony & The Imperials.

In 1969 Ron was the lead voice of The Archies whose recording of "Sugar, Sugar" sold more than six million copies and was voted the number one record of the year by Billboard Magazine. That year he also was the lead singer of The Cuff Links and had another top ten hit with "Tracy".

In the severties Ron sang lead on many commercials some of which became anthems for a generation. Pepsi, Coke, Dr. Pepper and McDonalds were as well know as his biggest hits.

Ron went on to become the producer of such artists as Barry Manilow, Cher, Pat Benetar and Irene Cara. His productions have sold more than 70 million albums.

During the eighties and nineties Ron continued to create music for such projects as Disney's Little Mermaid, Showtime's Full Frontal Comedy, and has recently recorded a solo album called "Favorites" which RKO will release in January 2000. Fans can currently visit Ron at his web site www.rondante.com which features audio/video clips of his records and interviews.


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