Saturday, July 29, 2006

The Archies' Debut Album on CD!

Great news for fans of The Archies - the group's self-titled debut LP from 1968 is now on CD! Released by the Repertoire label, the CD features all twelve of the original tracks plus two bonus cuts. The Archies, produced by Jeff Barry (who also wrote most of the songs) with lead vocals by Ron Dante, is actually considered a soundtrack album of sorts, all of its cuts having made their world premiere on The Archie Show during the Saturday morning cartoon series' first season on CBS. Go to Laura's Ron Dante Fan Pages or the Jeff Barry fansite (link above) for the direct link to the product page on, where you can read up on the CD details and order your very own copy!

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Jeff Barry: Performing Songwriter Magazine

The current (July/August 2006) issue of Performing Songwriter Magazine has a cool article called "Bands on the Rerun," which spotlights The Monkees, The Archies, The Banana Splits, and The Partridge Family. Included are interviews with Jeff Barry, Bobby Hart, David Cassidy, and Davy Jones (quite an eye-opener, that one). Check out the Jeff Barry blogpost (link below) for info on where to get your copy.

Jeff Barry: Performing Songwriter Magazine

Also in this issue is a profile on Ray Davies from The Kinks and the story behind the authorship of the song "The Lion Sleeps Tonight."

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Ron Dante on MySpace

Ron Dante

The voice of The Archies now has an official MySpace presence! Click here to visit Ron Dante's pro page - and if you have a MySpace account, add Ron as a friend while you're there. :)

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

The Dixie Cups Concert Appearance

The Dixie Cups, the lovely New Orleans ladies best known for the hit song "Chapel of Love," will be appearing at the 2006 Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, DC on Saturday, July 8th. Click on the link for info.