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Dreambook for Richie Rosato Fan Club

Welcome to my nifty Dreambook, a free guestbook service from New Dream Network and the DreamHost!

If you have a minute, please add your entry to those below by signing my Dreambook!


Name: Harriet
Comments:Fans,

As you can see the site has not been taken off yet. It was suggested that being I'm paying for it, why not leave it up but leave it non-functional until I can decide if I want to put my own site on here. Then I don't have to start over with another site. I can just put different things on right away.

The guest book will not except any new comments.

You may still copy things. Hear the songs. But there will be no new comments put on or anything new.
Wednesday, August 19th 2009 - 11:46:24 AM
Name: lenny
Comments:Harriet, if anyone is a class act, it is you.. You gave richie a place for all his fans to see and read about him, a fan like myself who couldn't get to his shows, living so far away.. You were able to bring it to me. As a singer also, I know what it is like. I wish I had a friend like you do for me, what you did for him.. Yes he has great talents, but with out honesty, sincerity for all of us, he does fall short..

Thank you for all you have done, he may not ever say it, but i will THANK YOU HARRIET.....
Sunday, August 16th 2009 - 05:31:33 AM
Name: Harriet
Comments:Fans,
I just got this Comment below from from Betty. I had to put it on. She is one of the very first fans that joined the site and a very dear friend for the last 7 years. I just could not leave her out.

Thank you Betty
Love ya much
Saturday, August 15th 2009 - 11:17:23 PM
Name: Betty
Comments:Harriette, You did all you could do and then some. Your loving Richie brought all these people together. Friends made friends and they reached out to more friends. This site was not in vein. It gave us people to lean on in the bad times and celebrate in the good times. Those people would have never been there. Thank you for your love and your time. They are precious gifts. Now you move on to your loved ones and we'll be here if we're needed.

Love
Betty
Saturday, August 15th 2009 - 08:46:19 PM
Name: Jag
Comments:I don't comment here often but I have followed the site for at least 3 years now and read all your comments on a daily basis. Because of this I met an incredible woman that I am happy to call
"special friend". I'm not much of a talker, which is why I rarely comment; and yet, I can easily burn up 2 hours on the phone with Harriet, as I am sure many of you have. Harriet, you have been hurt and betrayed, but please don't stop being the kind, giving person that you are. You have many friends from the site who stand by you. You have worked so hard to maintain this forum for all of us. Richie wasn't the only common denominator for everyoneÖ there was, and still is, you. Be well, my friend and know that tomorrow is a new day. I will be talking with you soon. And to the fans of this site, I wish you all happiness and prosperity!
Saturday, August 15th 2009 - 08:51:24 AM
Name: Harriet
Comments:FANS,

THIS WILL BE MY LAST COMMENT ON THE SITE:

IT IS BITTER SWEET. I LOVE YOU FANS AND WILL MISS YOU SO MUCH. BUT AT THE SAME TIME I AM SO RELIEVED THAT THE SITE IS COMING DOWN. RICHIE WAS NOT WORTH THE TROUBLE I WENT THROUGH TO KEEP THIS SITE UP.

I HAVE NOW FOUND MYSELF WITH SO MUCH EXTRA TIME TO SPEND WITH FAMILY, FRIENDS AND DOING THE THINGS I SHOULD HAVE BEEN DOING ALL ALONG, AND IíM ENJOYING THIS TIME SO MUCH. SO SOME GOOD HAS COME OUT OF TAKING THE SITE DOWN.

IF ANY OF YOU FANS FROM OUT OF THE AREA WANT TO COME HERE TO SEE THE SUMMER OLDIES SHOWS, I WILL STILL BE HERE TO GREET YOU AND GO TO THE SHOWS WITH YOU. I LOVED MEETING YOU GUYS AND HOSTING YOU ALL. JUST DROP ME AN EMAIL AND IíLL GET BACK TO YOU.

TODAY I AM PUTTING ON SOME OF THE COMMENTS THAT NEVER MADE THE SITE SINCE I LET IT BE KNOWN THE SITE WAS COMING DOWN. I AM SURE YOU WILL SEE WHY.

THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE
INFERNOS. BOBBY WELLS AND THE INFERNOS HAVE ALWAYS TREATED ME WITH THE UTMOST RESPECT. IN FACT IT WAS BOBBY WHO TOLD ME HE WOULD GET RICHIE OUT THERE AGAIN. HE DID. THE INFERNOS ARE A GREAT GROUP. PLEASE GO SEE THEM WHEN YOU CAN, AND YES! GO SEE RICHIE IF YOU LIKE HIS VOICE AND TALENTS. THAT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH WHAT HAPPENED.

THESE COMMENTS ARE GOING ON TODAY. THERE WILL BE NO MORE ANSWERING COMMENTS. YOU MAY PUT YOUR COMMENTS ON THE GUEST BOOK AND I WILL ANSWER THEM IN AN EMAIL UP UNTIL THE SITE COMES DOWN. I DONíT WANT ANYMORE BICKERING AND FIGHTING.

I CHOSE TO PUT THESE COMMENTS ON BECAUSE THESE PEOPLE DESERVE TO BE HEARD TOO. I ONLY HELD THEM BACK BECAUSE I DID NOT WANT MORE FIGHTS BEFORE THE SITE CAME DOWN. THESE ARE ONLY SOME OF MANY COMMENTS THROUGH OUT THE YEARS THAT DID NOT GO ON. I LOST A LOT OF THEM BECAUSE WHEN THE GUEST BOOK REACHES 150 COMMENTS, DREAMHOST DELETES THE PREVIOUS COMMENTS. RONNY DID NOT HAVE TIME TO CHANGE THE GUEST BOOK, HAD SHE DID SO, I WOULD HAVE STILL HAD ALL THE COMMENTS.

I GUESS THIS IS IT! I AM GOING TO CELEBRATE AN EARLY BIRTHDAY AT PAVINCIíS WITH MY CAMEO FAMILY AND FORGET I EVER DID THIS SITE. I DONíT HATE RICHIE. I JUST FEEL SO SORRY FOR HIM. MY FAVORITE AUNT ALWAYS TAUGHT ME TO TRY TO FIND GOOD IN ANY PERSON, EVEN A MURDERER. SHE SAID THERE IS GOOD IN EVERYBODY. I TRIED. MAYBE THE GOOD IN RICHIE WAS HIS VOICE AND TALENTS.

GOD BLESS YOU ALL AND THANK YOU FOR BEING MY FRIEND ALL THESE YEARS. PLEASE KEEP IN TOUCH. IíLL ALWAYS BE THERE FOR YOU.

LOVE
HARRIET

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anthony graz

Well girls, I tip my hat to all of you. From what I've read, you women definitely got the raw end if the deal. Not impressed anymore.

Anthony, donít understand what you mean by that. But, Thanks for comment.
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Brian

Richie. Heard you with the Duprees..Tony, Phil, and Jimmy in Brick township at Windward Beach Summerfest....a few years back... As lead you were like listening to Joey Cannzano on the original sound track. The "Voice" of the DupreesĒ and a tribute to Joey. Wish you would come back with them.....Tommy Petillo just doesn't cut it with them and I know I'm not alone in saying that...He doesn't do the music justice with his own "style" of singing ...And I for one won't even go to see them ...live anymore. The sound of the Dupree's with that special lead voice just isn't there anymore!! Wishing you the best and thanks for being a"Dupree".
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Cheryl

This is incredible! I spent some time with RR not too long ago, and put it behind me. For some reason this man has left many scars before and after me because these letters... to me... are not stopping. (misery loves company letters) Never in my life have I experience such a situation. When does it stop? Unbelievable!
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Joe

What does Richie Rosato think about all this? Will he make a comment? At least say thanks to everyone for hanging in there and waiting for his return and being such loyal fans?
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Iím sure heís mad as hell. But, the fans come first now.

Harriet
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Dino

Excuse me??? Richie Rosato a "star?"...What a joke, he was never a "star", and I never saw any of those songs on this website make the charts anywhere. Give me a break! He is a user, he used this poor unsuspecting woman, Harriet, to play vengeance on a group of singers who couldn't stand his constant bickering, back stabbing and spoiled arrogant behavior. He bad mouthed Harriet behind her back for years. Didn't anyone get the least bit suspicious when he never acknowledged anyone on this site?? Come one People!
He proved himself when he did what he did to Harriet and these fans. He's just a has been wanna be. He never made it even remotely close to stardom!
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LUCY

Dear Harriet,

In answer to anyone who believes that we are bashing Richie, let me say this, no one is taking away from him that he is a great talent, yes, he is a class act, I believe that he is and always will be a Dupree and should still be a their lead singer because in my heart I feel that is where he belongs, our love for his voice and music is not in question, but no one knows the relationship between two people but those involved, to say we are just fans is an insult to Harriet for she was not just a fan she was his friend, she was Richie's lifeline to his fans and ours to his, she has kept his voice alive, we should never forget those who have been there for us, never close any doors behind you, you never know when you will need to open that door again. No one should stop going to any of Richie's shows because of this, but people are hurt and needed friends to talk to, isn't that what friends do? I for one have no intentions in stopping what I enjoy and that is to hear Richie sing, if he is in the area and I am free I will go, but that still doesn't take away the fact that a very good person has been hurt, Harriet deserved more than that, so, again, no one can tell someone how they should feel and more importantly no one knows their relationship, so stop judging.

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Susan

Well Amanda, its easy to say what you say, when your on the outside looking in. When someone takes advantage of another, and pretends they donít know them, yet uses them for selfish reasons. Itís not nice. I guess itís safe to say unless you have walked in their, you really donít know the real situation and shouldnít voice your opinion. Being a good person and good friend is more important than being a good singer. I bet you have a friend named Lorna. That wasnít hard to figure out.

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Lorna

Harriet, I did not mean any hurt to you. I was expressing my opinion when I met him, when I said he was nice, he had not said any bad things to us about you. That is the problem of postings and emails everyone reads what they want to hear. Richie has hurt you and Bob and I have told you before on the phone you did not deserve to be treated that way, all your time and love went into this site. The fan I was speaking of, has already emailed me this morning and insulted me again, and her friends or family that posted after me. Harriet I am sorry if you took it as a insult to you, it wasn't meant that way.
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Andy B.

I have been telling you all this time that the guy is no good and you defended him the entire time. It's too bad you had to learn the hard way. Why do you think the Duprees dumped him?? He is now with Americas' favorite wedding band which is all they are, a wedding band. Lets all give a hand to The Lousy Infernos with Richie Rosato singing songs of the Fabulous Duprees. He won't be with them for long because they are already tired of him and should be getting rid of him soon. I never had anything against you Harriet but you had the blinders on when it came to Richie and he went and stuck it right to you and I am sorry for that.
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CHER

HARRIET:

PLEASE TAKE CARE AND KEEP IN TOUCH.
IT WAS A PLEASURE TO MEET AND KNOW YOU.

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Anthonygraz

How long is this song going to play. Its not one of his best. Leave us with a better song please.

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Anthony

TO TOPAZ: I donít think anyone is complaining about Rich Rosatos voice. How could they? However, he isn't making brownie points. ha! I could feel their claws coming out. Iím a man and we stick together hun. People are touchy.
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Dean & Trix

I've been following this site for years and never understood why Harriet made such a big deal over Richie Rosato. He is a FLAKE! Everyone in the music world knows he is a has been and the reason being is because of the type of person he is. He is the most arrogant man I have ever met. And yes I have met him. He has been using Harriet to degrade and pounce on Tony Testa, Jimmy Spinilli, Phil Granito and Mike Arnone! Because he couldn't control things or get what he wanted when he was in the group The Duprees. He was like a spoiled child. He bad mouthed Harriet behind her back on numerous occasions. I couldn't believe she was stupid enough not to see it. I don't want to hurt her feelings any more then they have already been hurt. But it's about time you woke up and smelled the coffee lady. He used you plain and simple! He didn't give a damn about the fans out there if he did, WHERE WAS HE? Why didn't he acknowledge you, Think about it, he was like a ghost, all of you were praising him and talking about what a great guy he was BUT WHERE WAS HE?? Get the picure? How stupid can you people be? He set out to destroy the group that are out there singing now as the Duprees, out of jealousy, and he used Harriet to do it! I actually feel sorry for Harriet she did what she did in good faith. As far as Richie Rosato goes, he ain't got nothing coming. He has screwed over too many people his time is up! And yes what goes around comes around and it's his turn! And by the way are you aware that he has already had internal strife with the singers in the Infernos, Yes your precious Mr.Rosato. Letís see how long he lasts with this group. He wants to be number one but the members and yes I know them too will not let it happen!
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Last comment on the site:
Aug 15, 2009.

Jag

I don't comment here often but I have followed the site for at least 3 years now and read all your comments on a daily basis. Because of this I met an incredible woman that I am happy to call
"special friend". I'm not much of a talker, which is why I rarely comment; and yet, I can easily burn up 2 hours on the phone with Harriet, as I am sure many of you have. Harriet, you have been hurt and betrayed, but please don't stop being the kind, giving person that you are. You have many friends from the site who stand by you. You have worked so hard to maintain this forum for all of us. Richie wasn't the only common denominator for everyoneÖ there was, and still is, you. Be well, my friend and know that tomorrow is a new day. I will be talking with you soon. And to the fans of this site, I wish you all happiness and prosperity!
Saturday, August 15th 2009 - 08:40:11 AM
Name: Joann
Comments:Was it really that bad that you needed to end the site?
I mean, I dont know details, but I imagine they must be important. Such is life. His loss and ours I guess.
Friday, August 14th 2009 - 09:35:36 PM
Name: Harriet
Comments:Joann,

Please go back in the guest book to the Aug 1st comments and read the comment that I put on about the site coming down. It should explain it all. Thank you for commenting.

Harriet
Friday, August 14th 2009 - 06:53:03 PM
Name: Joann
Comments:Does anyone know if Richie is upset his site is coming down? Does he care? Has he tried to apologise and make amends? Not everyone has free publicity and advertisements and people who thought highly of him making comments.
Friday, August 14th 2009 - 06:31:19 PM
Name: Harriet
Comments:Just a reminder: There are only two more days before the site comes down. Please copy what you want off the site before it is too late. I hope Ronny takes it down exactly on the 16th. If for some reason she cannot do it right away, no comments will go on or be answered after that date. Offically Aug 16th this site ends
Friday, August 14th 2009 - 11:12:50 AM
Name: Marcia
E-mail address: mew3448@aol.com
Comments:I have been unable to download Richie's songs from the song archives. If anyone has been successful and would be willing to send me copies of them, I would happily reimburse you for any and all costs associated with this. Please e-mail me at mew3448@aol.com if you are able to help.

Many thanks,

Marcia
Friday, August 14th 2009 - 10:29:50 AM
Name: Harriet
Comments:Cheryl,

Thank you so much for the early Birthday wishes. My birthday is not until Aug 24th. But, I'm sure you put it on here because the site will be down by then. I will be at Pavinci's tomorrow night. My birthday is the only one in the Cameos family this month. Every month we celebrate who's ever birthday is in that month. We have a cake for everyone and we always do this at Pavinci's. Wish you were there.

Love ya and thank you again.
Harriet
Friday, August 14th 2009 - 06:23:45 AM
Name: Cheryl
Comments:May I take a moment ...and wish a very special Lady....a very special "Happy Birthday". Be Safe, be Healthy, may your Heart be happy... and GOD BLESS YOU!

Love, Hugs and kisses, Cheryl xooxoxoxooxoxoxooxoxoxoxoxoxooxoxoxoxoxoxooxoxoxoxoxoxox
Thursday, August 13th 2009 - 03:00:15 PM
Name: DooWopDi
E-mail address: dlg7853@yahoo.com
Comments:If anyone wants to stay in touch with me, my email is dlg7853@yahoo.com
I'm always happy to hear from other lovers of doowop and oldies.
Take care all and keep the music playing.

Love,

Diane
Tuesday, August 11th 2009 - 02:40:24 AM
Name: DooWopDi
Comments:Wow! I haven't checked in for awhile and am glad I did NOW. I would have not been able to find the site and FREAKED OUT! I really don't know what all's going on and am sorry to see all Harriet's hard work gone. I want you to know that I have really loved and appreciated this site and Harriet for getting us all together. It has been a Godsend for me and helped me through a very difficult time in my life. I'll keep the good memories in my heart to help me through.

Harriet, you can keep in touch with me all you want. Just because your site will be gone, doesn't mean your FRIENDS will be.

Hang in there... hugs & prayers to you...

Diane
Tuesday, August 11th 2009 - 02:23:15 AM
Name: Diane Johnson
Comments:Hi Harriet-
I was both surprised and saddened over your news of Richie and this site. You are the one who "introduced" me to Richie and helped me to recognize his talent. This led to CDs, videos, pictures, etc. I can't imagine a performer who would not realize the benefits of the "free publicity" which you provided and the positive comments you made about their personality. To have Richie make negative remarks about you and your efforts in his behalf really seems unacceptable to me. Please remember that many of us DO appreciate all of the time and devotion you gave to him via this site. I wish many long years of love, good health, and happiness for you and your loved ones. As people say-- what goes around, comes around. Bless you, classy lady!

DJ
Sunday, August 9th 2009 - 01:17:39 PM
Name: Bob,
Comments:You will be missed!! I speak for many.
Wednesday, August 5th 2009 - 08:20:14 PM
Name: AMANDA
Comments:I am a fan of Richie's but have never before posted, just came by to enjoy the music now and then. I do however feel the need to post now. It seems that in the last few months, there has been a lot of tension and silence from the fans. Now it has turned into bashing and bickering. He said, she said. First of all, I agree with the fan lorna. I know what I need to know about Richie to be a FAN. He sings great, allows us to enjoy his music, even when he himself was unsure of the outcome of his future career, for free. No one knows what one person is going through, so to judge him, and say he is of poor character is wrong. Who are we to judge him? We are just merely fans. I understand, that it it sometimes easy to become enamored with a star, and start believing you are closer than you truley are, but in reality, we are just fans..... All things happen for a reason... seasons come and go, It seems to me that the season of this site is now over, which is a sad goodbye.... but may then open new doors..... I have seen Richie perform many times here locally, and feel he has carried himself with the upmost class, and is always a pleasure for me. I will continue to go to see richie perform, no matter who feels what about him..... as I'm sure will most of his fans....Thank you Harriet, for all the years of fun, friends, and music..... it was gracious of you to share......to all the other fans out there.... continue to love, continue to give, and continue to laugh........God Bless.....
Tuesday, August 4th 2009 - 06:37:35 AM
Name: Jay Casiano
Comments:I wish you were still with the Duprees. The old new guy for me just does not have it like you do...
Tuesday, August 4th 2009 - 04:00:03 AM
Name: Will L.
Comments:Harriet,

Thank you so much for the last 7 years. Sorry it had to end like this! Im am so glad to have met you, your husband Bob and a lot of the other fans.
You have been a class act to all of us out here who love the music. I thought I was dreaming when I read your statements. I guess you never know what can happen.
Please stay well and may God Bless You and your loved ones. There are no words to thank you enough.

We Love You,
Will and Judy
Monday, August 3rd 2009 - 08:53:53 PM
Name: diane
Comments:hi harriet it is me
Monday, August 3rd 2009 - 07:55:57 PM
Name: Mike Lazzeri
Comments:To Everyone, Well, I thought I was through, but I have one last thought I had to enter : for me, this adventure began by what I thought was, at the time, the absolute sheerest of accidents. On New Years Eve of 2002, while waiting for my friend Johnie to get dressed so we could go out, I turned on the TV, flipped to the PBS Station in Orange County, just as Frankie Valli was aksing the crowd, " Everyone having a good time? " Remember?? When that album Pic came up, & he intro.'d The Duprees, I was so overhwelmed, I sat there, in tears, singing along to songs I never, ever thought, I'd hear sung in person. You all know, " Have You Heard" is one of my all-time Top 5 songs. And, as you all know too, it was Richie, singing as only he could, with the guys backing him flawlessly, looking so classy, & just bringing that crowd to their feet. I was so overwhelmed & moved, it became a mission of mine to find out just who that incredible Lead singer was. Does this at all sound familiar? It took me 3 months, & much searching to find this site. I made my 1st entry in March of 2003. Well,now here we are, at the end. But I really believe, finding that PBS show was not an accident. I really believe it was meant to be--for me--for all of us who found this site, & found Harriet, & all the friends we made through the years. So I think I'll just try to remember the magic of that night--that PBS show--as my memory of Richie. He WAS magnificent; he WAS total class out there; his voice was just so perfect. That's what I'll remember about him; that, & how he inspired me to find this site. Plainly put, it was a Gift From God, & that's what I'll take with me from here on, whever I think of Richie Rosato. For that, Thank-you, Richie.

Mike L.
Monday, August 3rd 2009 - 02:34:31 PM
Name: Mark
Comments:I have heard from more than one and have read comments on here and now convinced of the self centered side of Mr Rosato. He is more than friendly and nice when on receiving end, but to no avail, when no longer in need, he doesn't know or remember you? He is creating a lonely path for himself with no one to blame "but" himself. Not wise to bite the hand that feeds you.
Monday, August 3rd 2009 - 07:26:32 AM
Name: LUCY
Comments:Dear Harriette,

I was reading the comments on the site and felt I needed to say some things that were better left unsaid but feel hurt for you, so here goes.

I too have known Richie since the beginning, I went to every show, he knew me well enough to dedicate songs to me at his shows and not at anyone's request, knew my first and last name, spoke to me on the phone, knew where I lived, we went through alot together throughout the years, yet he acted like he didn't know who I was, it broke my heart, but I kept quiet, thinking it was in my mind, then I went to the show with my Husband when we went to Dover, my Husband said what is wrong with Richie he can't say hello, My answer, oh, he's busy, still I never said a word, I didn't want to believe this is what he had become. I am sorry for you and what has been done to you, I felt I had to say something.

Lucy

Monday, August 3rd 2009 - 06:19:23 AM
Name: Linda P
Comments:Harriet I give you so much credit for all you have done for Richie and his fans and SHAME on him for not appreciating what a great fan You have been to him and for doing this web site for him. He just don't get it! I seen him at the Lynhurst concert and was not impressed with him at all. I think the Infernos are a great group but, he does not fit in with them. You and Bob have always been a true fan of his and I also felt that when he didn't show up for Your birthday it was a slap in the face to You. I never felt he went out of his way for the President of his fan club. I know how hurt you have been these last couple of weeks & I feel very bad about all that has happened to you. You & Bob both have been great friends and are good people and don't deserve to be treated this way. So its Richie's loss not Yours.
I know I will see you soon.

Joe and I Love Both of You.

Love Linda P
Monday, August 3rd 2009 - 05:29:51 AM
Name: lucy
Comments:Dear Harriet,

I can't believe the things I am reading, what is wrong with people, first, let me say, it was good while it lasted, thank you for all you have done, I hurt for you but am not surprised, it is strange how people get when it comes to money and fame, all I can say is don't change your ways, you did this for the love of a friend and it is his lose if he can't see that and appreciate all you have done, stay true, you are a good person, one good thing came from this site, I met you and consider you to be a dear friend.

I wish you all the best,
Lucy
Monday, August 3rd 2009 - 04:28:33 AM
Name: Savino
Comments:To Harriet:

Thank you. Rise above. Your a good woman! I know exactly what you are talking about and know first hand. It had to come out sooner or later.

God bless you!
Sunday, August 2nd 2009 - 11:16:18 PM
Name: Harriet
Comments:LORNA,

I AM APPAULED AND VERY HURT THAT YOU ARE USING THIS GUEST BOOK AT THIS SAD TIME TO AIR YOUR DISAGREEMENTS WITH ANOTHER FAN ON THIS GUESTBOOK. YOUR CANCELING YOUR TRIP HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH WHAT IS ON THIS SITE NOW. THAT IS BETWEEN YOU AND THAT PERSON. YOU USED THIS SITE TO GET BACK AT THAT PERSON AND IT IS HURTFUL AND DISTASTFUL THAT YOU DO THIS ON MY GUEST BOOK. THIS AT TIME WHEN I HAVE ALREADY HAD ENOUGH HURT FOR A LIFE TIME.

PLEASE REFRAIN FROM DOING THIS. IF THIS IS WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN BECAUSE I WAS NICE ENOUGH TO OPEN THE GUEST BOOK SO PEOPLE COULD SAY THEIR GOOD BYES AND COPY THINGS THEN I CAN STILL JUST TAKE THE SITE DOWN RIGHT NOW. I HOPE I DONíT SEE ANYMORE COMMENTS LIKE THIS. IF I DO I WILL JUST TAKE THE SITE DOWN RIGHT AWAY.

NOW FOR YOUR COMMENTS ABOUT MENDING THINGS. FORGET IT! HE HAD HIS CHANCE TO DO THAT. HE REFUSED. ITíS OVER.
HE WAS NICE TO ME FOR 34 YEARS TOO, UNTIL THIS LAST YEAR. HE HAD HIS FEW NICE MOMENTS WITH ME ALSO OVER THE YEARS. BUT THEY WERE ONLY A FEW. THE SONGS WERE NOT PUT ON THERE FOR YOU FANS. THEY WERE PUT ON THERE FOR ONE PERSON, SO HE COULD REACH THAT PERSON. LISTEN TO THE SONGS. NOT FOR HIS FANS FOR SURE. JUST LIKE EVERYTHING ELSE WAS DONE FOR HIS BENEFIT ONLY. HOW COME HE NEVER GAVE YOU HIS EMAIL ADDRESS? HOW COME HE COULD NOT COMMENT ON THE SITE HIMSELF AND THANK YOU FANS? HE HAS A COMPUTER AND KNOWS HOW TO USE IT. HOW COME HE NEVER CAME TO A FAN CLUB REUNION. ITíS ALL AN ACT. OPEN YOUR EYES. IN DEALING WITH HIM FOR OVER 35 YEARS WHO DO YOU THINK KNOWS HIM BETTER, YOU OR ME? IF YOU THINK HE IS SO NICE THATíS BECAUSE YOU ONLY KNOW HIM 1 YEAR AND THAT IS BECAUSE OF ME. NOBODY POISONED MY MIND. I HAVE 32 EMAILS FROM BEFORE I EVEN MET THE PERSON YOU ARE SPEAKING ABOUT, AND A MULITUDE OF REASONS OVER THIS LAST YEAR WHICH ARE VERY VALID. HE WAS GIVEN THREE OF THOSE EMAILS AS PROOF. SO DONíT GO BLAMING ANY ONE PERSON. YOU DONíT KNOW WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT. YOU HAVE NOT BEEN AROUND HIM LONG ENOUGH TO EVEN KNOW HIM. YOU SAW HIM MAYBE ONCE, TALKED TO HIM ON THE PHONE A FEW TIMES AND YOU ALREADY KNOW WHAT A NICE PERSON HE IS HUH? I DOUBT THAT VERY MUCH. YOU WILL FIND OUT FOR YOURSELF SOONER OR LATER. JUST HOPE ITíS NOT LATER LIKE I FOUND OUT. IíM SORRY TO FIND OUT THAT YOU ARE NOT THE PERSON I THOUGHT YOU WERE EITHER. OR YOU NEVER COULD HAVE PUT THAT COMMENT ON THE SITE HURTING ME MORE.

FANS, NO MORE PERSONAL VENDETTAíS ON THIS GUEST BOOK. I DONíT WANT TO TAKE THE SITE DOWN BEFORE EVERYONE COPIES THINGS OR SAYS THEIR GOOD BYES, BUT I WILL IF THIS CONTINUES. DONíT RUIN IT FOR EVERYONE. THE HURT STOPS HERE!!!!!!!!!
Sunday, August 2nd 2009 - 11:08:25 PM
Name: Linda
Comments:I am laughing reading these comments. TO THE LORNA LADY: do you actually mean to say that all a person has to do is smile and sing a song to you and you believe them to be of good character and excuse all thier faults? What planet do you come from anyway? ha ha ha
Sunday, August 2nd 2009 - 10:49:42 PM
Name: Mark & Rose
Comments:I just read one of the letters below from a fan named lorna. She was complaining that another fan has poisened minds abut Mr. Rosato. Without knowing all the facts, I will say anyone who would cancel expensive tickets and not take a vacation because of what someone would think who lived thousands of miles away and who she never met, is pretty unstable. The funny part about all this is that I personally heard and also read a disturbing email from this fan Lorna, and have since shared it with others on this site to see. She actually expressed serious negative facts about Mr. Rosato's personal private life, and about his past relationship and expressed things he did that were not right along with negative motives he had that made him look bad. A true concerned loyal fan would "never" do this. I would be happy to print it next for all to see her true colors if need be. Two-faced people should keep a low profile.
Sunday, August 2nd 2009 - 10:40:20 PM
Name: Mike Lazzeri
E-mail address: Lazzeri1@sbcglobal.net
Comments:To Harriet, Bob, Penny, Betty, Ed& Carol, Lorna, & All who I've come to know, through the years: Harriet, I'm just Heartbroken for you & Bob. I'm stunned, & I'm saddened to my heart. That this should have happened from someone you've supported through the years, is just unbelievable to me. Yet, for some reason, I'm not at all surprised. Our friends are sacred; they are a mirror into who we are as people. To betray a friend--to betray trust--is so wrong--so very, very, wrong. Harriet, I know you know, that truly, inthis life, what goes aroud, does come around. Oh, maybe not in the way we think, but it always does. It saddends me to say, that someday, Richie will have to learn this--&, learn it, he will. I'm just heartsick--& yet, when I read your e-mail, I had a feeling something was wrong. Harriet, know this: for all of us who've been with you through these years,we know you had your heart in the right place, & you did what you did, to promote Richie. Nothing else. You have--& will always have--my highest respect & affection, for all your encouragement to me & to all of us, through the years. You've been a real friend, & I love you. To Penny, I so apologize for not being better at staying in touch. To everyone, May God Bless & Protect each & everyone & all your family. I've been so honored to be a small part of this effort, & I'll never ever forget it. Mike
Sunday, August 2nd 2009 - 09:48:32 PM
Name: Lorna
Comments:Dear Harriet,

I know you received my thoughts in an email, but I would like to take this time to personally thank you and Bob and Ronny for working so hard to keep us informed and to make it possible to find Richie, when not to many of us fans knew how to locate him after his appearance on the PBS Show in 2001. I really enjoyed meeting you and Bob last year, we had a great time at the Richard Nader Show and again going for Bob's fav. ice cream shop. Thank you again for your time and hospitality.
I am truely sorry for your loss of friendship with Richie, after all these years. I just feel there has to be a way of mending it some how. I can't imagine anything being so bad that it had to end this way. Penny is right Life is just to short. Richie could have not treated me and my family any better, when we met him last year. His sense of humor, his kindness to us, he was nothing but nice.
When I sent him a thank you gift, he called me and sang to me his new song for the site. He made me smile for the first time since my daughters death. So I know he is not as bad as some fans have made him out to be, and I truely hope and pray, they haven't poisened your mind with hatred for him. One fan thought I wasn't a good friend to her if I went to see him perform with the Inferno's, or if I went to see him at his place of work again. That is why I did not go this year, I cancelled all my plans, gave away my tickets because of her personal attacks on him. And her insult's to me. I know you are good friends now with her and I just hope you haven't listen to all her negativity about Richie.

I for one will miss all the fans, and the beautiful love songs, Richie so kindly gave us, there is not many entertainers that give away there music to site's for free or allows fans to download their music, Richie thank you for all the joy you brought to my life, and I will continue to listen to your songs. But that doesn't take away the graditude and sadness I have for you Harriet and Bob, I had tears by the time I finished your post, and I am deeply sorry, this all has taken place............
Sunday, August 2nd 2009 - 09:01:36 PM
Name: Harriet
Comments:fans,

The guest book is now open for you to put your good byes and commments on, and to let me know if you need anyone else's email address. I will not be screening the guest book for the next two weeks until the site is down. I am receiving too many emails. Please put your comments on the site. It's open now.
Sunday, August 2nd 2009 - 07:45:38 PM
Name: Ben Riggi
Comments:Hi Harriet,

"Thank you!" For following your heart and introducing us "all" to each other. You are as big as your heart! Please keep in touch so when I visit NJ again I can bring you a big HUG!.

God Bless you,

Ben Riggi
Sunday, August 2nd 2009 - 03:44:06 PM
Name: Penny
Comments:I haven't been on the site for some time. I just felt that I caused some problems and that was not what this site was all about. August 16th. will be a sad day for many reasons. I have seen first hand the work that Harriet put into this site. No matter what anyone thinks she did live and breathe this site and I for one am grateful to her for all of the new and dear close friends that I have made as a result of it. It is always sad when a friendship parts life is just too short. To me trust is one of the most important things in life. I wish I could step in and fix everything but all I can say is thank you and I'm sorry that this happened.

One last thing. Mike and I use to e-mail one another and then he stopped. Hopefully I did not say anything wrong but I want him to know I feel so badly for him and I'm a good listener if ever you need someone. Also I want him to know that at two o'clock on holidays I still think about him. I hope he will remember what I'm talking about.

To everone else this has been a great trip....

Penny
Sunday, August 2nd 2009 - 01:45:04 PM
Name: Harrriet
Comments:SEVEN YEARS TO THE DATE THIS SITE WAS PUT UP

THE SITE WILL BE COMING DOWN AUG 16, 2009.

I HAVE ALREADY TOLD RONNY TO SHUT THE SITE DOWN ON THAT DATE.

My Dearest fans,

This site was put up for what I thought was a great entertainer and a real friend and to be a fun and informative site for his fans. Sad to say, that in the end it has not turned out that way.

I know people will say why did she put this comment on? Itís so I donít have to explain to almost 2,514 fans round the world on this site in emails the whole thing and to be honest with all of the fans on this site. This is about FRIENDSHIP. This has been heartbreaking and a great shock to me as I know it will be to all of you. I can not support someone who has said some very unkind things about me behind my back, and never really was the friend that I believed him to be. I am so sorry I had to tell you all of this. I could not just pull the site right out from under you like that and close it down without an explanation.

The site will be coming down Aug 16th. Seven years to the date that I put the site on. I have met the greatest people in the world on this site and some of you have become my closest friends. For that I will be forever grateful. You have all been so loyal to me and supported me with this site for 7 years. I am so saddened that I have to do this. But, the site just canít stay up with me knowing what I know now.

I want you to know that I was being totally honest and believed everything I said at the time, as to what a great person Richie was up until a year ago when all this started to come to my attention. When I was told what was said. I said, Richie? Richie said that about me!!! He would never say anything bad about me!!! I just could not believe what I was hearing. I have been honest with you fans the past 7 years and never lied to you before and wonít now. Good or bad, I have always been honest with you.

Richie has told people that he just tolerates me, Iím a gossiper, troublemaker, and pain in the A$$. I have received 32 emails in 7 years telling me about Richie saying things, but always thought it was the dupes. Yes, a lot of it was. But, not these 32 emails. When more than one person tells you to your face what Richie said and tells you they are tired of seeing you get deceived, these people care about you. These people donít even know each other. You have to believe it. I also, kind of felt there was always something wrong but could not put my finger on it. Richie will lie and deny what he said. But, Richie canít BS everyone who knows that I have been there for him these last 7 years. He canít BS God and he will have to answer to his maker one day. Sooner or later it has to catch up with you. In Richieís own words what goes around comes around.

My husband and I adored and loved Richie Rosato, and we were loyal great friends to Richie for 35 years. Richie knows that. Richie on the other hand obviously did not consider himself to be the same to us. He still told people in Sept 2008 that, I was just that lady from Belleville. He has said some really unkind things about me behind my back to people and lied to me many times. I have caught him in these lies. I was beyond heartbroken and in shock when I found this out and still am.

It was not easy, but I waited a whole year to make sure these things were true and that I had proof. I have confronted him about this on the phone, and that was the first time he ever said, I love you and look at all you have done with the site. I damn near fell off the couch. He had never expressed thanks for the site like that in the 7 years that the site has been up. Never even said he liked me to my face in all those years. All of the sudden he loves his friend? Thatís when I knew he was lying. Then I confronted him face to face. He denies what was told to me. But, my heart does not believe him or believe now that he was ever a friend. A real friend could never hurt you. Friendship or Love should never hurt.

After I confronted him and gave him three of the emails I received, he still denied it and he never even said, look weíre friends letís not let this happen. Letís talk. He just told me that I was going to believe what I wanted and if I feel that way to just take, the site down and say thank you to the fans. Thatís the effort Richie puts into 35 years of what Bob and I thought was a real friendship and all that was done on the site in 7 years? To let it go just like that? I canít tell you Thank you from Richie. I would be lying and telling you something I donít believe myself. I just canít say that. He is not honest. He has not been honest with you fans or me all along. I have proof of what he said and the lies. Unbelievable still to me! Itís all about Richie and only Richie to him. I just could not believe Richie would do this to me!!!!!! Why???? I would never have hurt him for anything in the world. Richie and everybody else knows that.

AN EXAMPLE OF WHAT KIND OF FRIEND RICHIE IS:

I could take 7 years out of my life and time from my family, my grandchildren and all my friends to do this site, put up with all the BS that went on, almost get sued by the dupes, pay for this site that I loved doing for him. But, Richie could not find one hour to come to my birthday party last year to surprise me. My husband told him way a head of time in April. My husband wanted Richie to surprise me, but after a couple of times of reminding him and finally asking him just before my birthday, Richie said he had something else to do. He knew way a head of time. There is no excuse he could not do that little thing for me. One hour? I never asked him for anything for myself. My husband just now told me about this. My husband said he did not want to hurt me.

I ALSO, BELIEVE NOW THAT:

Richie did not come out there in Brookdale Park for my birthday last year either. I now, realize that. He was just out there trying to see how he would be accepted before he joined with the Infernos. It was really only about Richie. He never said publicly that was for my birthday. Only told me that! There are numerous other things but, I will not go into them.

My apologies to all those who tried to warn me, that he was saying bad things about me behind my back. Maybe I just did not want to believe he could do that to me. I did nothing but tried to stand by a great entertainer who I thought was done wrong and was hurting and needed support. I tried to keep his name out there for all his fans to find him and so nobody would forget him. I had nothing to gain by doing this site or from this site, except to see Richie out there again for all his fans. Richie had everything to gain.

It has been said that Richie was just using me. Let me clear that up right now! I did this site because I wanted to and from my heart. He at no time asked me to do it or put me up to it so, he was not using me. Richie on the other hand has never asked me not to do it either. I would have respected his wishes. That I can say. I could have taken this site down at the drop of a pin. I chose to do this site. However, Richie did know about it and contributed information and songs to the site.

Many of you have asked me if Richie appreciated what I did for him all these years. Well, I always told you yes. Thatís what really I believed at the time, until a year ago. I no longer believe he appreciated anything I did or our friendship. Everything he did for this site was not for you or me. It was all about Richie. Everything is all about Richie. He has no feelings for anyone. Not even his fans. He would not even come to one fan club meeting. Remember that!

To you Richie I say, I know you will see this on your computer. Yes, your computer! That was another lie, you do have a computer. And you do know how to use it. I found that out by mistake and still you tried to lie about it until I caught you. You brought this on yourself. You know me and that Iím honest and what I would do if you hurt me. You know I would tell the truth. Because, once you tell one lie, you have to remember it later. I donít have to ever remember when I tell the truth. Itís like you said to me. ďIf someone talks behind my back and betrays me that, is it! I will never forgive them and I will never talk to that person again. Well! The same goes for me and you know it.

Richie when you lie and deceive and hurt people, expect to get the same back in life. I never hurt you. You had two of greatest loyal friends in the world in me and Bob and so many new loyal fans, so much free advertisement that another entertainer would give an arm and a leg for. You and only you chose to throw these precious things away like trash. Are you going to be fuming and mad? Yes, but letís face it! At this point I just I donít care! I canít deceive the fans. You no longer matter. They are what matters to me. They did not hurt me, you did. You are not the person you pretend to be and thatís not right. Itís all about Richie. You say no itís not, but only youíre lying again. Richie, you are your best and only friend and worst enemy. You are not fooling anyone. Everyone knows you well, only I found out too late. No one elseís feelings really matter to you.

I even waited since July 3rd after confronting Richie, giving Richie a chance to call and say, come on letís talk about this. He never did. So I know now itís true. A real friend would not let a long time friendship like that go down the tubes without trying to fix things. I guess Bob and I were not good enough to be real friends with him.

Fans, I am not going to tell you to not go see Richie perform. If thatís what you like about him then go. He is a great entertainer and that is your choice. I can never take that away from him.

A lot of you fans have become great friends with other fans on the site. If you need their email addresses contact me. I will ask their permission first and give their email address to you if they say yes. You have my email address, but for those of you who donít and would like to keep in touch with me, you may do so by emailing me at littlelady1@msn.com.

This is not about getting Richie back or trying to hurt him. Itís about telling you fans who stuck by me the truth. You were very loyal to me and Richie for 7 years. You deserve to hear the truth about why this site can no longer be up and I owe you that much.

My motto in life was to always treat people the way you wanted them to treat you. Well, it has changed due to Richie. Now, my motto is treat people the way they treat you. Shame I have to feel this way. But, I learned the hard way.

This has been very hard to admit and embarrassing to tell you fans all this. I have put so much time and a great amount of thought in to whether I should put the truth on the site, but I owe it to you fans to be honest about everything. I will not deceive you fans. I will open the guest book up until Aug 16th, the 7th anniversary of the site, to give people time to say their good byes and to copy songs or pictures from the site, do it now. I am giving you time to do that. When the site comes down, that is the end of Richie Rosato for me and everything on the site will be gone forever. I will not answer any questions from anyone. I do not want to hear about him anymore after the site comes down. Something that was really nice and fun and informative, for everyone was ruined by the very person the site was put up for. I have said all I have to say.

I will say my good byes to all of you now with great sadness. It has been a sheer pleasure and joy to have talked too, or gotten emails or become friends with all of you. I have met some of the most wonderful, kind, loving, people, on this site. To all of you I say, Thank you from the bottom of my heart for being my friend and for being there for me always. I will miss you all so much. God Bless you all!

Special Thanks to: Patsy, may she rest in peace. Nicky, Ronny, Carol in Ohio, Chris and Doug Gamble and Mike Lazzeri, for helping me on the site. Most of all my thanks to all of you fans for without you this site would not have existed for 7 years. If I missed anybody thank you.

Harriet
Saturday, August 1st 2009 - 07:15:08 AM
Name: Mike Lazzeri
Comments:Harriet,

As always, my thanks to you. In the meantime, enjoy the Grandkids. I have no doubt you are the best Grandparent they could ever, ever, have.

Mike
Wednesday, July 29th 2009 - 02:41:50 PM
Name: cheryl
Comments:Hi Harriet! Just thought I would drop a note and see how your summer is going? Been to any outdoor concerts? I have mine every Monday. So far, so good. Love it! I'm sure your busy with your new grandchild. Enjoy! Thats what life is all about. Take care and hope all is well with you. Be... wherever it feels good

xoxoxo
Tuesday, July 28th 2009 - 09:16:49 PM
Name: Harriet
Comments:Fans,

I have finally found the email from Betty about her Grandson. I thought I put it in a folder where I could find it right away. Well, I did not. I misplaced it in another folder. I have found it though and wanted to share this with you.

Betty said: Her new Grandson is:

Jacob Anthony and he is 22 inches long and weighes 7 pounds 8 ounces.

Let me tell you he is just so beautiful. Betty enjoy that little angel. They grow up so darn fast before you know it your going to weddings. Their so precious.

As for me, I have only seen my new Granddaughter once since she was born July 13th. So much happening and going on and they live so far away. We're going this weekend to spend some time with her and my other two grandkids. I can't wait. To all the Grandma's out there Congrads ladies, we helped in this process. We had their mothers and fathers. We deserve some credit huh! LOL!
Monday, July 27th 2009 - 08:31:20 PM
Name: Mary Ann and John
Comments:Hi Harriet and Dave, John and I were at the wedding you spoke about at the Brooklake Country Club in Florham Park. The wedding was a beautiful affair celebrating the marriage of our good friends' daughter, Erin. The place was beautiful, food excellent and the service top notch (including the bartending). As usual, the Infernos were outstanding! Kenny Simmons always has so much energy and gets everybody involved and on the dance floor. Of course, the highlight of my evening was Richie singing four Dupree songs: You Belong to Me, Have You Heard?, My Own True Love, Why Don't You Believe Me? AND a real surprise when he sang In the Still of the Night. Everyone gets on the dance floor when Richie sings. He is truly a wonderful singer. This is the second wedding we have attended with the Infernos as the entertainment. Bobby Wells does an amazing job as the leader of this fantastic band. Everyone commented on the band and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. P.S. The Infernos will be appearing at Brookdale Park in Bloomfield on Saturday, Aug. l. They always draw a big crowd.

Love, Mary Ann
Monday, July 27th 2009 - 01:44:51 PM
Name: Harriet
Comments:Dave,

Where was the wedding. John and Marynn from the site went to a wedding this week end and the Infernos were suppose to be there.
Monday, July 27th 2009 - 05:58:02 AM
Name: David Phillips
Comments:I was bartending last night (July 26, 2009) for a wedding and I heard the leader of the band that was playing announce the name Richie Rosato... and it clicked in my head! I told the other bartenders that the guy that was going to sing was a member of the Duprees back in the 1960s and that I had followed the Duprees for a long time until Richie stopped singing with them. Richie sang, and then on a break, he came out to the bar and I looked at him and said "Richie Rosato"... and we proceeded to talk for about 20 minutes about the old group and what was going on with him. It was a great night for me... so tell Richie that Dave the Bartender still sings the old songs!

Monday, July 27th 2009 - 05:30:33 AM
Name: Harriet
Comments:Well fans,

We have another new grandma out here. It's Marilyn.

That's baby number 4 that was born so far. I know there was one more on the way. Just can't remember who it was right now.
Marilyn posted this on my fb. Do you think she's excited!
He's here!! Andrew Scott 8 lbs. 4 oz. Sunday, July 26th. I'm officially a grandma now!

Marilyn, Enjoy that little angel. Congrads to you and the new Mom & Dad.
Sunday, July 26th 2009 - 10:58:01 PM
Name: Harriet
Comments:Mike,

I'm so sorry to hear that. I guess some of us with age lose different things. I hope you can cope. Some how God gives us ways to make up for our loses. It has been a long time huh! I was wondering where you were.

I have not been on the site that much myself. Nothing to put on. But, I still put on the comments from you fans. What you have to say is always important to me. Also, I,m much too busy with the Grandkids. Especially the my new Granddaughter, Natalie Elizabeth that came July 13th. She is the last one for sure. That makes 5 Grandkids now. 3 boys and a girl. She's beautiful! But, then I'm the Grandma, so you know how that goes. Can't put pictures on though. I have pics of Betty's new Grandchild and some others But, Ronny had her baby boy, July 8th. I'm sure not going to bother her to put anything on the site. She'll be busy for quite a while now with the new son she has. Understandably so. Right now I know Betty has a new baby, not sure about Marilyn. I just can't keep up with all these babies being born in July of this year. I think there were suppose to be 5 babies. I'm going to be 68 years old next month and these new babies really make you realize how old your getting.

Hope everything improves for you Mike. I hate to see people with health problems or sick. I often look around me and you know, we complain a lot about every little pain, but we should really say, thank God for what we have left. Look what happened to you. I think of people with less, like they can't walk or are bedridden, losing memory. Now, I say how fortunate that I get out of bed every day and feel well. Everyday is a gift. Use it wisely everyone!

Take care.
God bless.

Harriet

Saturday, July 25th 2009 - 01:27:46 AM
Name: Mike Lazzeri
Comments:Harriet & All, So sorry for having disappeared for a while. It's been quite a time lately, & I think I'm just now recovering. My driving days are over. I got the news about a month ago, that my eyes & my depth perception are not improvimg at all. After the 2 surgeries on my eyes--detached retina, torn retina, in 2003/4, I've known this might happen, but it was still a real shock when I sat down with the Opthamologist. So, 3 weeks ago, I sold my car; may I say, I instantly felt 25 years older? Well, I'm doing better now, & I'm trying to see this as not such a bad thing. By the way, Oldies.com has Richies " All MY Tomorrows" available,as well as " Duprees, Italian Style", both on CD. Take care all,

Mike
Thursday, July 23rd 2009 - 03:30:12 PM
Name: Marilyn
Comments:Doug:

What a wonderful tribute to Doo Wop music & it's artists. I went to Youtube & listened to Richie's voice & let me tell ya, he's still got it!
Sunday, July 19th 2009 - 09:46:39 AM
Name: Harriet
Comments:Doug,

Your new song "Doo-wop world" is wonderful. However, since Ronny had her new baby July 8th, I don't dare even ask her to put it on the site. Ronny has her hands full as you can well imagine. I'm glad you put on this site where the fans can hear it on Youtube. I have it in my car all the time. Bob likes it. I just wanted you and the fans to know why it was not put on here.

Give my love to Bonnie
Miss you guys
Saturday, July 18th 2009 - 09:59:16 PM
Name: John Salvato
Comments:I never had a big thing for the Duprees until I caught the PBS Special with Richie Rosato singing lead.. as far as I'm concerned, he is the Duprees.. There are guys that sound like a good lead, and sound like Richie a little, but they will never take the place of Rosato.. The franchise holder of the duprees must be a looney Tunes, for not giving Richie anything he wanted, to keep him on..
Saturday, July 18th 2009 - 01:29:54 PM
Name: Doug Gamble
Comments:Hi Harriet -- I want to thank Carol in Ohio for pointing out that a new Richie song, "Doo Wop World" is now available on YouTube. I wrote it as a tribute to doo wop music, the kind of music we all love. It was played on the air this past Friday on New Jersey oldies station WMTR 1250 on the "Doo Wop Drive" show hosted by Tom Lawler every Friday night from 7:00 to 10:00 pm Eastern time. The station has audio streaming on the internet so anyone anywhere can listen. Great station! In playing the song, Tom said it captured the spirit and soul of doo wop music, which was very gratifying because that is what I was trying to do in writing it, trying to re-create that old 1950's sound. And, of course, Richie did his usual outstanding job with the vocal.

In answer to Carol's question, the song was recorded by Richie in June at Luna Sound in North Caldwell, with Richie's friend and ours, Lorenzo Crescibene, doing the producing.

If can be found on YouTube either by typing in "Richie Rosato" or "Doo Wop World." In either case, look for the old-fashioned jukebox and click on it.

Thanks to Richie & Lorenzo for bringing this song from concept to reality.

All the best from out here in California.

Doug


Tuesday, July 14th 2009 - 12:22:39 PM
Name: Lorna
Comments:Hey Ben, thank you for the hello, we will be staying at a townhouse, myself, my daughter Glenda, and seven yes I said seven grandkids, and a friend of my daughters, to babysit, while we go Deep Sea Fishing, my daugther goes there every year, with her church group. Our back yard is the Beach, with white sands and purty water, I can't wait, I am originaly from Long Beach Ca. and there is no pretty water around So. Calif. So we are really excited, I would love to meet you and your wife, while we are there. Here is my email address. lornajune60@comcast.net

Take care, we will be arriving if all goes well the evening of the twenty-fifth. We're staying at the Green Reef.

Lorna
Tuesday, July 14th 2009 - 10:41:06 AM
Name: Ben Riggi
Comments:Hi all,
Lorna, let me know if you or your family need anything while you are in Destin. I would love to say "Hi". Shoot me an email if you have time.

God Bless All. Harriet..I love you.
Monday, July 13th 2009 - 05:37:17 PM
Name: Will L.
Comments:Harriet and Fans,
Judy and I are really getting settled now after being here in The Villages, Florida for almost 3 months. I hope you are well back in NJ. We have met so many nice people from all over the country. Plenty of people here from NJ and NY.
I have been turning people on here to Richie's songs. When people come over I always have Richie's songs playing and they ask me who is it with that wondelful voice. I have to do a lot of explaining for my new friends that are not from the north east. They do play a lot of country music down here, but our local radio station since I have been calling them to play The Duprees now play the few songs that they have on file. I guess you can't have everything. I will have to go down to the station soon and give them some of the other songs.
Please stay well and we will try and see you when we come back to NJ for a visit.

God Bless,
Will and Judy
Sunday, July 12th 2009 - 08:26:30 PM
Name: Carol in Ohio
Comments:Today I spent too much time watching those videos on YouTube instead of what I should have been doing! (My fault) Thanks to Mike for referring us to his favorites there, and to Ben, for alerting us to 3 new Richie clips.

Now it's my turn. Richie is singing "Doo Wop World," a song written by Doug Gamble. Song is posted by 525wireman. This is a new song to all of us.... is it a recent recording???? Would like to solve the mystery. Nice surprise, huh?
Saturday, July 11th 2009 - 08:53:25 PM
Name: Lorna
Comments:Hi Ben Riggi, it's been a long time since you posted glad to hear from you, my family and I are going to go to your neck of the woods in a couple of weeks, we have a place right on the beach. The kids are all so excited. we missed you on you tube also. glad all is well, take care

Lorna
Saturday, July 11th 2009 - 01:57:02 PM
Name: Kris and Karen
Comments:We saw Richie perform with the Infernos at Nutley last night. He was great. After the show we got to talk with him. He was gracious as always, remembering when we brought balloons to his shop. Looking forward to seeing him in Brick and Woodbridge. Kris and Karen
Friday, July 10th 2009 - 11:07:23 AM
Name: Ben Riggi
Comments:NEW RICHIE & Duprees videos on YouTube!!! Hi everyone, sorry I have not been keeping up with the website. BUT...if someone else has posted this I apologize. There are three great LIVE performances featuring Richie. These have been posted by Doo Wop Joe. Please check these out. Richie at his best. Block out those other miserable...sorry. Just enjoy my friend, our friend. My love to all. God Bless, Ben Riggi, Destin, FL via NJ
Thursday, July 9th 2009 - 05:36:30 PM
Name: Harriet
Comments:Fans,

With so many people losing their jobs they are also losing their phone service. They need this to get jobs and receive calls from employers. My daughter sent me this. It may help some of you out there. It is a link where they will give you a free cell phone so you can have contacts to get a job or be called to be told you may have a job. It is for people who have lost their jobs or the elderly who can't afford a phone right now.

Here is the link: Paste it in your browser. I hope I got the info above right. If not, just read what the link says once you get to the site. I hope it helps someone.

https://www.safelinkwireless.com/EnrollmentPublic/home.aspx
Wednesday, July 8th 2009 - 08:37:44 PM
Name: Harriet
Comments:Hi! Diane,

You and yours have a Happy 4th of July also.

We're going to a 4th of July Party also. It's a party done by one of our Cameo Groups family members. We're all just really close friends who met through seeing the Cameos over the last 7 years. We are always there for each other. We do things at each others houses through out the year and have a once a month birthday cake for all the Cameo members for that month and we all contribute to give a gift money card to those with a birthday that month. I am blessed to have such wonderful friends as the Cameos these past 7 years. I love them and the Cameos family.

So happy to hear from you again.
Saturday, July 4th 2009 - 10:33:05 AM
Name: DooWopDi
Comments:Hi Harriet and ALL Richie's fans!
I haven't written in a while, but wanted to check in and wish everyone a SAFE & HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!!
My hubby and I will be spending a quiet weekend at home (enjoying the beautiful PA countryside from Porchville).
Of course with Richie's doowop on the radio!
Hugs & Prayers To ALL our soldiers and families.. here at home and abroad! Thank you so much for our gift of freedom, so we have this holiday to celebrate!!
Friday, July 3rd 2009 - 06:45:16 AM
Name: Mike Lazzeri
Comments:Harriet & all, 1st off, thank-you Harriet for what you wrote. Sadly, I'm still dealing with this horrible virus. I've attempted a manual removal, & it's not possible; too many infected files. Geek Squad is $300 to come out & fix it. For that money, a new computer is a better investment. Lesson for all: make sure you have a solid seperate, Anti-Spyware program, like " PC Doctor", " Spyware Blaster", ect.; as for Norton, I'm dumping them. Dealing with those Indian guys on the phone turned me homicidal; also, Hackers know Norton is popular, so they design these viruses to defeat Norton's firewall. That's why , here at my hospital, they use 3 seperate firewalls, 1 of which is custom made. What a world !

Mike
Thursday, July 2nd 2009 - 03:04:54 PM
Name: Harriet
Comments:Fans,

Lets send congrads out to Betty from our fan club. Betty just became a Grandma again for the second time. Her daughter Judy just had a little boy. Give my love to Judy. You can send them home when your tired Betty.(Only kidding Betty. I wish I could keep all 4 of my grandkids with me 24/7. Their good kids. I'm so happy for you and Judy, also happy for his sister. I'm sure she is overjoyed. Send me a pic of the baby.

love
Harriet
Thursday, July 2nd 2009 - 08:37:03 AM
Name: Harriet
Comments:Fans,

It's suppose to be a nice day on July 4th. Bob and I will be spending our 4th of July with some of our good friends from the Cameos family. Please don't drink and drive, and let someone else do the fire works. You just enjoy watching them. Too dangerous to play with fire works. Your life is to precious to lose for one little fire works. Not worth it!

Enjoy your day everyone!

Have a Safe, Happy 4th of July. From Richie, Harriet & Ronny.
Thursday, July 2nd 2009 - 08:27:01 AM
Name: Harriet
Comments:Well fans,

I finally heard from Richie last night. He called me when he heard what I said in my last comment. He was upset that I thought he did not need us anymore. He said he has been so busy with the Infernos that he does not have time to do songs for the site right now. He said if he can get some time in he will. Miscommunication simply is what I call it. It happens.
Monday, June 29th 2009 - 08:03:36 PM
Name: Harriet
Comments:Hi! Diane,

Thank you is all I can say right now. I know there are so many of you out here that are the greatest friends one could have. You know who you are. But, out here there are also, phonies, and backstabbers and people who pretend to be your best friends and cause trouble. Such is life. Nothing new. This was bound to come up sooner or later when you have a public site. Some people have to ruin it for everybody.

Thanks for being there.

Love
Harriet
Saturday, June 27th 2009 - 08:21:49 AM
Name: Diane Johnson
Comments:Hi Harriet-
I was sorry to hear from your last message that Richie has not been in touch with you for some time. I realize that he must be busy with his new commitments, but I don't think that is any reason to lose contact with the person who has worked so hard to keep his great voice available to those of us who can't see him in person. I have checked the Infernos' site and was surprised at how thin and tired Richie looked. This seems to be a very different group than what he had known in the past-- even when working solo. Please don't think that we fans don't aren't grateful for your dedication to this site and to Richie himself. Hopefully, he will hear that his fans are still interested in him and his career and you will be hearing from him soon. Once again, thank you for all of your hard work-----from someone who DOES appreciate you.

DJ
Saturday, June 27th 2009 - 07:06:56 AM
Name: Harriet
Comments:Hi! Marie,

I have not heard from Richie in a while. He has not given me any new songs for the site. I guess now that he is out there he does not need us anymore. I don't know what is going on. I have to be honest with you.
Thursday, June 25th 2009 - 12:39:41 PM
Name: Marie
Comments:Hi,

I often read your message board and love to hear the new songs richie puts on. I have noticed you have been very quiet the last few months and don't have much to say about Richie. Also, I have noticed there are no new songs added to the "wonderful" list we already have, for several months now. Is there a reason? I wasn't thrilled with the past few songs. They were not his best. I have been eager to download a new and improved tune. I keep checking all the time. Nothing. We all have been greatful for the great songs we were lucky to have in the past. Is something wrong? You don't have that same zing you used to have on this site. Just concerned.

Thank you.
Thursday, June 25th 2009 - 07:26:03 AM
Name: Harriet
Comments:Hi! Mike,

Since I have not sounded off on anyone in a long time, I guess I'll do it now. It makes me mad that something like this has happened to you again. You don't deserve it. I feel your anger and frustration. Been there had it done to me a few times too!

So sorry to hear you have been hit again. I hate it too! I keep telling people not to send me all those pass along to your friends things. I don't care who it is, I just delete them. Sorry friends, but I can't give all my friends email addresses to hacker and trackers. I care too much about you getting virus's and junk. When are people going to wake up to this fact???? Any tech will tell you that. That's how hackers and trackers get all your friends email addresses and that's how you get those virus's. If you want to send something, at least delete all the previous email addresses that came with that email before you send it. I don't want everybody having my email address. It's like your home address, private right!

Be very leary of those offical looking things like from Microsoft asking for your password or information. I got one this week. Boy! did it look ligit! I sent it to one of my tech's because I was leary of it. Sure enough he said it was a fake notice. If you know who it's from fine. If you see that it says we blocked this because you may not know this person. Delete it. That means they think it's something bad that can affect your computer. That's what the tech said.

I copy anything in a new email when I send things. I use my anti virus to scan things. I watch what I open. Sometimes even that does not help. I have a corporate anti-virus and Norton anti virus. Even that will not help sometimes. One does not know what has a virus or doesn't. It's almost not worth the time and money spent on a computer today to even have one. It's not worth the trouble you go through just to up keep a computer. It's like they take over your life and time. It's an addiction. We have to see who emailed us, then we spend endless time answering and deleting emails. We have to watch what we open.

We also, sometimes spend endless hours on the phone with our provider or router supporters. We have to get rid of virus's that we did not create. I did that 3 weeks ago. Got a lady from India who works for my router company. Could not understand a word she said. She told me to disconnect all my wires to my computer. I went crazy on her. I said lady if I do that I won't be on the computer ever again, DO YOU KNOW HOW MANY WIRES I HAVE???? She kept telling me to do that. Then she said lets do it one by one. I tried it. I did the first wire and got back on the phone and said ok, what now? She was not answering me. I waited said it again, no answer. This went on for 10 mins each time I disconnected a wire. By the third wire, I was ready to kill her. It seemed as if she was taking breaks and coming back to me every 10 mins. I screamed at her, are you there and what the hell are you doing? I did what you said, now what!!!! Finally I screamed at her that I could not take it anymore, not counting the fact that I could barely understand what she was saying. I said you should be fired. Put me on with someone who speaks english and will not make me wait while they take breaks. She did not want to do that, so I said ok, I'll call back and ask for your supervisor. Finally she put me on with someone who spoke english. He solved my problem in 5 mins. I went crazy on this woman. I just flipped out. I could not take her anymore. Now I've been told to call for any computer help after 3 pm to get english speaking people. It works. I am so sick of having to always have problems I did not cause with this computer and having to deal with people all over the world instead of the good old USA. I am so digusted that I almost want to throw this thing out the second story window. Think about how it controls one's life!!! It really does. It has a few good things but mostly it's a pain in the a$$. I'm hardly on it anymore. They really need to make it more problem free.

Computer's are HIGH MAINTENANCE!!! DON'T LET ANYBODY KID YOU. THEY CAN ALSO CAUSE YOU UNDUE STRESS. IS IT WORTH IT???

Hope you get your computer fixed and don't have to buy a new one Mike. It's a shame we have to keep going through this. Maybe the anti-virus companies put virus's out there so they can stay in business. Would not doubt it.

Take care
Harriet
Tuesday, June 23rd 2009 - 04:26:09 PM
Name: Mike Lazzeri
Comments:Harriet & All, Once again, I've been hit with a malicious TROJAN / VIRUS, called " SYSTEM SECURITY 2009 " . This is another very sneaky back-door virus, which purports to BE anti-spyware! It has taken over my computer to the point that I may need to either buy another. You may GOOGLE this, to see for yourself, just how prevalent it is. NOTE; to anyone with NORTON SECURITY ; this virus has apparently targeted all Norton users, & they are unable to remove the virus. I PAID $99 last friday, enduring 5 + hrs of dealing with someone from INDIA who I could not undersand, & at the end, they were unable to establish a remote connecton. If you have Norton, you also need any of the many ANTI-SPYWARE PROGRAMS AVAILABLE; Norton does not protect against this virus! Also, because I could only have received this virus from an infected E-mail, I'm being extra careful about all e-mail, from now on--once I solve this issue, one way or the other. Just a word to the wise!!

Mike
Monday, June 22nd 2009 - 02:52:29 PM
Name: Harriet
Comments:Mike,

From the few shows I've seen, Richie does a set with about four Dupree's songs and he also, does a few songs with Jackie and does back-up with the rest of the group. Hope that answers your questions. Your so lucky to have all those groups out there. Keep them there, we just love the oldies and Doo-Wop and Rock and Roll back here. LOL!
Thursday, June 18th 2009 - 07:49:46 PM
Name: Mike Lazzeri
Comments:Hello Harriet & All, Question, if I may : Does Richie have his own section of the Infernos performance, or does he just " blend in", with the group, as they do their set? Does he do Duprees songs, or does he vary what he sings? You are all so very fortunate to have the opportunity to see the quality of performers / music to which you are accustomed. Out here in LA---well, how CAN complain?? What AM I thinking??? After all, I can see, " BOW WOW" / "50- CENT" , & a host of fine talent like this. Golly gee, how DID we get so lucky out here?????

Mike
Thursday, June 18th 2009 - 02:15:08 PM
Name: Mike Lazzeri
Comments:Harriet,& Friends, While I know this is Richie's site, I trust he would also want to see/ hear what I'm about to pass along to all of you. To me, there are few greater joys in life than discovering a new song,or a new version of a great song, & then passing it along to friends. That's what I'm about to do now: Growing up, I was Blessed to have 2 parents so passionate in their love of music; they imbued both my Brother & I with that passion, and it's a cornerstone of who I am. In particular, my parents loved The Big Bands-especially, Glenn Miller. Contrary to what most would believe, for both of them, their #1 song of his was NOT Moonlight Serenade, or In The Mood; no, it was, hands-down, the Harry Warren/ Mack Gordon masterpiece from " Orchestra Wives", " At Last" --the gorgeous duet done by Ray Eberle / Pat Friday, who dubbed Lyn Bari's voice in the film. For those of you who have seen the film, or this clip on You Tube, you know, this is one of THE most romantic songs ever---ever--recorded, period. And, as with all great vocals, there have been many interpretations through the years. Well, that's what I'm about to pass on to all of you here. Last Saturday, while " cruising You Tube", I played the film version of " At Last" ; it's easy to find; Google, "Glenn Miller Orchestra ", & click any of the You Tube videos that appear as you scroll down. Open anyone, & then, enter " At Last, Glenn Miller", in the You Tube search box. When that's done, several options show up on the Right-side choices. Please, go ahead & click the Film version; watch & hear that amazing vocal, with Harry Morgan / Jackie Gleason/ Caesar Romero/ George Montgomery, all looking so very young! Ok. I did that; then, looking at options on that far-right, I saw " At last, Glenn Miller style, Richard Posthumus". Do any of you know this man? Well, I sure didn't! Out of curiosity, I clicked on this video---may I tell you all, I was just absolutely, stunned. This man sings this song so beautifully! It's wistful, sad, lonely, romantic, & just gorgeous. I listened again, & again, & again. By the 3rd time, something happened that's has not in many many, years; I teared up. Yes, they just began to flow . So,I'm going to invite everyone, to just take a chance--& listen for yourself. His voice is distinctive: you may think it sounds rough, even gravelly at the start. That's Ok, so did I. just stay patient, give the song a chance,& I promise you'll not be disappointed. --I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Mike
Wednesday, June 10th 2009 - 08:45:14 PM
Name: Barbara in CA
Comments:Someone just sent me The Cameos cd - Rock and Roll - Jersey Style. Wow, I love these guys. Some of my all time favorites are on this cd, and they do the songs so well. So, while you, Harriet, are crusin' with the Cameos, I'm also, crusin' with the Cameos..in Calif.

Have a fun 'doo op'summer in Jersey, all you east-coasters.
Friday, June 5th 2009 - 04:27:01 PM
Name: Nanette
Comments:Richie, Really miss you, You were the backbone of the Duprees and was I so sorry to see you leave...I hope whatever you decide to do it includes singing...Claire has mentioned to me that she thought you may be singing with the Inferno's, if this is true I'll be looking for you guys...You just have that voice that stands out above all...So much LUCK to you...
Wednesday, June 3rd 2009 - 04:02:22 PM
Name: Harriet
Comments:Hi! Lucy,

Your welcome. Ditto! on all that you said. I'll call you when I get back from my cruise with the Cameos family of our friends. We're leaving tomorrow and coming back June 9th. My brother will be staying at my house. He is going to paint the outside of the house while we're gone. What a brother huh! Love him to death. The house really needed it and Bob has been promising for the last 5 yrs. He did not do it so at the last minute I asked my brother to do it while we're gone. Something nice to come home too.

I'm so excited. These Cameo people are like my real family. There are 30 of us and we have a ball. The guys break out singing all over the ship. We sit on the upper back deck at night sometimes and they sing. We can be walking down a hallway, in a club or the Casino and you turn around and their singing with strangers or together. There is also, from what I have been told an oldies group show with oldies entertainers on this cruise too. This is going to be one special cruise. From what I have been told there are about 100 people going with us on this cruise. These other people are Victor's girlfriend Linda's friends from previous cruise's. Linda runs the cruise for us. She's great and the prices are great. I really need this vacation. It's been one hell of a year.

When I get home I'll talk to Richie about what he wants to do about a new song. He may be too busy with the Infernos to record as much as he wanted too. Don't know! Until then mute the song on the home page or shut off your sound. It's the best I can tell you now. I'm tired of it too!!! I mute it.

Catch ya all when I get back.
Love to all
Harriet
Sunday, May 31st 2009 - 08:31:51 PM
Name: LUCY
Comments:Dear Harriet,

I say Thank you to Harriet, Richie and everyone else who is involved with keeping this site going, we all seem to forget that everyone involved does this for their love of the fans, there is no financial rewards, just people who keep us in their hearts, for that we should be greatful.

Thank you
Sunday, May 31st 2009 - 03:59:45 PM
Name: Harriet
Comments:Marcia,

Those entries were lost due to the fact that Ronny did not put a new book on. When the book gets up to 150 entries, the book starts deleting the oldest entries on that book. There are only 150 entries on each book. So, to make room for the new ones they delete them automatically. Sorry! But with Ronny getting ready to have her baby soon and her not feeling up to it. She has not really been able to do much on the site.
Thursday, May 28th 2009 - 01:05:41 PM
Name: Mike Lazzeri
Comments:Hello Topaz, Thank-you for that clarification, Re: that '74 vid of The Skyliners. It is just amazing to see, especially as both Jimmy / Janet were so very young, when they recorded " Since I Don'tHave You". Janet was 16, Jimmy 17 y/o., so that vid has them in their early 30's, as good as those voices would ever get. Would it not be just so amazing to see, hear Richie, from his early days with The Duprees, say, '79 / '80 ?? Can you even imagine? I know Harriet has said that she knew the very 1st time she heard him, that Richie was very special, but for those of us who cannot know, what a treat that would be! I think that's why that '95/ '96 vid of he and the guys doing " It's No Sin", is such a gem; that at least shows them, with only a guitar, sounding just so amazingly good. What a shame it had to end. WHAT a shame--the music suffered so badly.

Mike L.
Wednesday, May 27th 2009 - 01:58:07 PM
Name: marcia
E-mail address: mew3448@aol.com
Comments:Does anyone know where I can find the Guestbook archives from July 08 thru Jan. 09? There appears to be a book misplaced. Thanks !
Tuesday, May 26th 2009 - 01:26:44 PM
Name: Harriet
Comments:anthonygraz,

How long is this song going to play? Well maybe until Richie gives me another new song or until I come back from my cruise with the Cameos June 10th. I change it when I get a new song from Richie. He must be really too busy with the Infernos show dates. He might not have had time to go record a new song. When He gives me a new song I'll change it. Otherwise your choices are to mute it on the bottom left corner of the screen or shut off the sound before you go on the site. I do the best I can.
Sunday, May 24th 2009 - 01:32:53 PM
Name: anthonygraz
Comments:Not for nothing, Richie is good, but, this song is not one of his best and its been playing for months. Enough already. If you are not putting anymore songs up, leave us with one that sound good at least. No disrespect Richie.
Sunday, May 24th 2009 - 06:35:42 AM
Name: bob patterson
Comments:richie

so glad i found this site
good luck to one of the best singing voices
i have ever heard

bob
Saturday, May 23rd 2009 - 04:09:51 AM
Name: Topaz
Homepage URL: http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/JohnnyMaestroFans
Comments:About that YouTube video of The Skyliners from 1974: It was a concert called "20 Years of Rock n Roll" and filmed at the Rockland County Community College in upstate New York. It was the first live concert shown on HBO. The DVD of the entire concert is available for $29 at:
http://www.thevideobeat.com/store/music-documentaries/20-years-rock-roll-1974.html It includes great performances by The Skyliners, Johnny Maestro and The Brooklyn Bridge, The Five Satins, The Drifters, The Coasters and many more.
Friday, May 22nd 2009 - 02:44:51 PM
Name: Mike Lazzeri
Comments:Harriet and All, Sadly, Harriet you are all too right; You Tube has taken off a good 1/3 of all music Vid's because of ridiculous copyright issues. It's just beyond belief but true: there are people so greedy, so " only in it for money", they would rather have no one--ever--see or hear their music, or their " companie's" music ; as a result, You Tube has been forced to take off many of their classic Vid's. It is simply a tragedy, but there it is. Hopefully in time, we'll get Richie's music back out there. In the meantime, do not miss The Skyliners--that '74 vid is our only opportunity--perhaps ever, to see & hear J anet Vogel and her amazing voice. Her passing was such a tragedy, and the woman who briefly replaced her just didn't come close. Imagine, had Jimmy Not---NOT-- found Donna Groom, who knows? We may have never again heard those wonderful songs performed onstage. Donna isn't Janet, but her voice is beautiful,& she has carried on that great tradition over 20+ years now. That '74 Vid shows Jimmy at probably his very best--what a voice he had then!

Mike
Thursday, May 21st 2009 - 10:35:40 AM
Name: Harriet
Comments:Fans,

I know the songs on my youtube are not playing. Youtube has taken a lot of video's and songs off the youtube site. As I understand it, there is something to do with copywrite infringement. I don't know why they took mine off. I had permission from Richie to put them on there and here on my site. I checked into to trying to get them back on and it's just not worth the trouble I would have to go through. So we are lucky we have the original songs on the site. I hope your all enjoying them still.
Wednesday, May 20th 2009 - 01:20:08 PM
Name: Mike Lazzeri
Comments:Harriet and Everyone--especially Barbara in CA., I hope this entry makes it, it's my 3rd attempt. I want to call everyone's attention---yes, this is Richie's site, but I know he would never mind--if I mention the classic videos still on You Tube, of The Skyliners, Jimmy, Janet Vogel, and the guys, from MSG, circa '74. It is a masterpiece, and gives us all a chance to hear just how magnificent they were in those days. Remember, Jimmy was 17, Janet 16, when they cut, " Since I Don't Have You", in the Fall of '59. Jimmy is 31 or 32 in '74. Also, there are 2 Vid's of Jimmy, and a new, VERY young, Donna Groom, from '86, as the new group rehearses, " Since", and ' Lonely Way". Jimmy was around 44 ,45, then, and Donna was brand new. Hear her sing then, & compare it to her voice at the '99 Doo Wop PBS special; very interesting. Don't miss these classic vid's while they are still there!

Mike L.
Tuesday, May 19th 2009 - 11:42:50 PM
Name: Mike Lazzeri
Comments:Hey Harriet & All, I placed an entry last Friday; hopefully it will make it on .Let me know if you did not get it? I mentioned Jimmy Beaumont & The Skyliners, and a couple amazing vid's on You tube, so hopefully, everyone will get to read it. Mike
Tuesday, May 19th 2009 - 11:04:57 AM
Name: Mike Lazzeri
Comments:Hello Harriet / Barbara, and All, 1st off, I hope all the Mom's had a wonderful Mother's Day.----Barbara, I'll be in touch; seeing your name, I feel so badly !! I owe you a long E-mail. I'm so sorry for being such a slug. ----Work, & more work, what Can I say?? It will be nice to see Vid's of Richie and the band, Live, so I'll look forward.--- Along that line, I want to call everyone's attention to another " You Tube" discovery I recently made. For those who may be interested, you may well know there is a Video Treasure, and I do MEAN, TREASURE, of The Skyliners, with the Late, Great, Janet Vogel, from '74, at MSG, doing an " Oldies Revival" show. If you've never seen it, please while it's there, DO NOT MISS IT! In addition, with a little searching, there are also 2 Vid's of The Skyliners, 1986, just after Donna Groom joined up with Jimmy, along with the other 2 guys he sang with back then, rehearsing " Lonely Way" and " Since I don't ". they are really something to see : Donna is just a knockout, and her voice is very " Young". compare it to janet's from '74; and her own voice in '99 ; very interesting. ----Anyway, I know this is Richie's site, but I don't think he'd mind a mention of the great Jimmy B and The Skyliners; these are true video treasures. Mike
Friday, May 15th 2009 - 03:16:56 PM
Name: Maddie
Comments:Hi Richie,
love your
voice...The other Dupree songs I hear on the radio I can now tell if it's you or not....I play your cd at work and customers are shopping and singing to your cd.....It's so wonderful to hear them remember you and the songs and they remember where they were with your songs...YOU are very special to many people...Thank you for all.....Maddie
Thursday, May 14th 2009 - 06:52:12 PM
Name: Harriet
Comments:Fans,

The Rusty Oldies, Scholarship show for Sat, May 16th has been cancelled until Sept 19th. Vince is in the hospital and is very sick. Please keep checking back for the Sept 19th date. Please say a prayer for Vince. He's a wonderful person.
Thursday, May 14th 2009 - 12:33:06 PM
Name: Barbara
Comments:There are some new YouTube vids out with the Infernos and Richie, singing live from the park. Better to see live singing, right? I'm sure there will be plenty more by mid-summer. Here's one for Lazerri:)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfAfUtC5DII&feature=related
Thursday, May 14th 2009 - 07:09:38 AM
Name: Harriet
Comments:Fans,

Have a busy week a head of me. Doug Gamble and his beautiful wife Bonnie will be coming out here tomorrow. Tues we are going to dinner with Doug and Bonnie. Wed are going to see Dion, Thursday I get my nails done. Fri, we go to Attilio's with Doug and Bonnie to see the Cameos. Sat we go to see the Vince's Rusty show. I love when Doug and Bonnie come out here we always have a wonderful time with them. I am so looking forward to seeing them and bringing Doug up to date with what is going on with Richie and his new career with the Infernos.
Sunday, May 10th 2009 - 11:57:20 PM
Name: Harriet
Comments:Lorna,

Thank you also, for the Mother's day wishes. Hope you had a wonderful mother's day. We spent the day with all my children and grandchildren. It was really great!

I have no clue as to who took the songs off or why the songs I put on my youtube are off. I went to show someone tonight where he could go to hear them on youtube and the songs are off it said because of some violation. I did not violate anything. I had permission to put those songs on. So I don't know what is going on. I am trying to contact youtube. Don't know if they will answer me.
Sunday, May 10th 2009 - 09:07:11 PM
Name: Harriet
Comments:Will & Judy,

Thank you for the Mother's day wishes. Glad to see you got to see Larry. Also, glad there are oldies down there for you to go see. We're looking forward to seeing you guys in the fall.

Harriet
Sunday, May 10th 2009 - 09:03:19 PM
Name: Lorna
Comments:Harriet,

Happy Mother's Day to you too!! I hope everyone had a nice Mother's day also.

I am very sorry to see, Wireman on you tube took all his video's down, some people have to spoil it for all !! Putting rude comments up ....... Life's to short.
Sunday, May 10th 2009 - 03:09:57 PM
Name: Will L.
Comments:Harriet,
Happy Mothers Day to you and all the Mothers. A Mom has to be the toughest job in the world. God Bless you all.
Went thu. night to see Larry Chance here in The Villages, FL. What a great show he put on for almost two hours. We are going next week to see The Tymes(So Much In Love, etc.)
We hope to be back in NJ in the fall. We will try to see you if we can.
Stay Well.

Will and Judy
Sunday, May 10th 2009 - 02:04:35 PM
Name: Harriet
Comments:HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY TO ALL THE MOM'S OUT HERE ON THE SITE.

I'LL BE SPENDING MOTHER'S DAY WITH MY TWO GIRLS AND THEIR HUSBANDS AND ALL FOUR OF MY GRANDCHILDREN. COULD NOT WISH FOR A HAPPIER MOTHER'S DAY.
Saturday, May 9th 2009 - 11:41:44 PM
Name: Harriet
Comments:Topaz,

Thank you for sharing the schedule for the summer concerts with the fans on the site. That was so thoughtful of you.

Harriet
Friday, May 8th 2009 - 12:36:58 PM
Name: Topaz
Comments:For those of you who attend the free outdoor summer concerts in New Jersey, the 2009 schedule has just been posted at: http://laguardiaentertainment.com/concert_schedule.html
Friday, May 8th 2009 - 08:08:03 AM
Name: Cheryl
Comments:Harriet,

I just wanted to thank you for watching Doo Wop Dogs for me tonight so I could run in and take a peek at the Cameos. The customers loved you lol!

The Cameos were excellent as usual. What a great group of guys. They are all so warm and down to earth. It was so nice of them to give me a shirt and the thank you picture. I talked to the head of recreation and he is bringing them back in August. I was glad you made it to the show. I know how hard it is on a Thursday, with work the next day. Your husband is a sweetheart! Fun Night.

See you soon! xoxoxo
Thursday, May 7th 2009 - 07:57:49 PM
Name: Harriet
Comments:Anthony,

You can find out where Richie is going to be in the future by going to theinfernosband.com. The Infernos will be at Attilio's two nights in a row this month. I forget the dates right now, but you can find the dates on the Infernos site.

Also, how nice of you to think of the girls. I'm sure they are doing a lot better now.

Thank you
Harriet
Thursday, May 7th 2009 - 12:09:56 PM
Name: Anthonygraz
Comments:I wonder if you have a future schedule where Mr Rosato will be singing. Can you post one? There is someone I want to introduce to him. Much appreciated.

To all the girls out there: Im hoping your feeling better.
Wednesday, May 6th 2009 - 03:55:12 PM
Name: Harriet
Comments:Hi! Judy & Will,

Welcome back! I was wondering when you were going to get settled in.

Glad to see your in your new home. Good luck with it!

When you go to see Larry, tell him Harriet from NJ or Richie's Fan club President said to say Hi! He knows who I am.

Thank you for the condolences.

love to you both
Harriet

Sunday, May 3rd 2009 - 09:31:40 PM
Name: Will L.
Comments:Harriet and Fans,

Judy and I have finaly moved to The Villages, FL about a week ago. I just got my computer working today. I was trying to catch up on all the comments. Sorry for the losses and other problems that you and others may be going through. We are still unpacking and trying to set up the house and can't find half our stuff.

Stay well everyone and may God Bless,

Will and Judy(formerly from NJ)

PS- going to see Larry Chance this thursday here. Can't wait, he always does a great show.
Sunday, May 3rd 2009 - 08:16:30 PM
Name: Cheryl
Comments:Harriet,

Thank you so much for referring me to your neighbor to Faux Paint their livingroom. That was thoughtful of you. I did the tuscan look once before for somebody I even redecorated the whole kitchen, I changed everything in it, and it came out beautiful. I will do an extra beautiful job on your neighbors livingroom.

Thanks Again!

lol
Wednesday, April 29th 2009 - 08:29:12 PM
Name: Harriet
Comments:Mike, Thank you and everyone out here for their kind words and for their condolences.

You know I sat the other day and thought about all you fans that I have met over the last almost 7 years on the site. I know you wonít believe me, but I can remember who you are as soon as I see the email address and almost about the time you came on the site and any emails we shared. We have shared many good times and bad times on the site. But, we shared them together. You are all real stand-up people to me, caring, kind, thoughtful, you really appreciate a friend and are always helpful when needed, no questions asked. I just wanted to say that you are all very special people to me and I appreciate all of you standing by me all these years. Whether, it was just in helping me keep the site going or in my personal bad times. You were all always there. It always helps to know you are not alone. I thank you all from the bottom of my heart. That's what being friends is all about. Being there for one another.

Now, about this youtube thing Mike, It is very interesting to see all the misinformation about the groups on youtube. No! Richie never claimed to be Joey Vannís double voice. Richie has his own style of singing. He does such a great job of doing the Dupreeís songs. That is the kind of music he likes. He also, likes the 40ís music. There are some people who just believe anything that is said about a group without really checking the history of the groups. They are the ones that really get me. If, I am not sure, I check out a few sources. Mostly I check with the entertainers I know from those 50ís and 60ís days when the groups or songs were out. A lot are still alive, so there is no reason not to find out the truth before you speak. Yes, music does bring us together, especially the 50ís music. Those were the greatest years.
Tuesday, April 28th 2009 - 10:48:01 PM
Name: MikeLazzeri
Comments:Harriet, 1st off, my heartfelt thoughts & Prayers are with you during this time of loss and grief. Yes, while neither of these good people are suffering, the hurt and loss from ourlives, is forever--and you know I know about that. Loss is just such a strange thing; oh yes,we do eventually " move on" oh, do I hate it when people say that! Obviously, they have yet to be faced with real loss!!]---but our lives are not the same, and never will be. Just know Harriet, you are not alone, and we are all thinking of you. As for You Tube, my only point was just that Richie--thankfully--has never tried to imitate, or be, " Joey V" ; he's always been himself, and I just so respect that. Being all-over You Tube as I am, it's very interesting to see just how passionate some people are in their opinions and observations.

Music DOES bring us together--even if it's a good fight about who's Best!

Mike
Tuesday, April 28th 2009 - 02:15:32 PM
Name: Paul
E-mail address: thecameos@yahoo.com
Homepage URL: http://www.thecameos.com
Comments:Harriet: Saw your comments re: The Cameos @ Whiskey!
Thank you sooo much! Glad you and Cheryl enjoyed the show!
She's a wonderful person & Harriet: your "support" has been FANTASTIK throughout the years! Our love to you & Bob!!
Sunday, April 26th 2009 - 10:27:21 AM
Name: Harriet
Comments:Fans,

I spent another fabulous night at Whiskey cafe with the Cameos. Met a wonderful lady from our site there who has just gotten the Cameo's some shows in Rahway. Her name is Cheryl. She is so sweet and just loved the Cameos. They were right on the money last night. The house was packed. Just reminding you that if their ever in your area go see them and let me know what you think of them. I love them. Thank you so much for getting those shows for the Cameos Cheryl. Your a great lady!
Sunday, April 26th 2009 - 07:13:04 AM
Name: Cheryl
Comments:Well I finally got to see the Cameos at Whiskey Cafe! You said they were good but I was extremely impressed just how good they really were! So much energy, and great talent from each and every singer in the group. What a bunch of warm down to earth guys. Thank you for introducing me to everyone and making me feel so welcome! Fantastic night! I look forward to seeing you and the Cameos when we all work together in Rahway in two weeks. Glad I was able to get them in. Rahway will be so greatful when they hear what an excellent show they are about to get! class act!
Sunday, April 26th 2009 - 07:11:09 AM
Name: Penny
Comments:Harriet, I don't think I have to tell you how sorry I am for your family and your friend. Life is too short to waste on unnecessary things. Let's just take comfort knowing that everyone will be at peace and pain free. Just hang in there.......

Penny and My Family
Thursday, April 23rd 2009 - 06:53:38 PM
Name: Harriet
Comments:Lorna,

Thank you so much. Your a wonderful lady. You know today was an eye opening day for me. I re-evaluated all my friendships and thought about who I wanted to tell that I loved and appreciated them. I guess it takes a tragedy for some people to wake up. Although I always did tell special people in my life I appreciated them. It had more meaning today for some reason. I just don't understand hurtful, thoughtless, uncaring people. Ok, we fight with friends and family members, that's part of life. We hold grudges, but to not tell them in the quite times how we appreciate them is unexcusable.
You see Lorna when my family and friends hurt I hurt. I don't like to see anybody unhappy or hurting. I try to take the hurt away and make them happy. Isn't that what family and real friends are suppose to do? I would want them to do that for me. Ok, just thought I would share those thoughts with you. Looking forward to seeing you soon.

Again my heartfelt thanks to you and Ashely and your family.
Thursday, April 23rd 2009 - 05:25:15 PM
Name: Lorna
Comments:Dear Harriet, I want to send my condolence for your friend Barbara and for your Aunt with the arthritis. It is a very painful disease, I use to have to pick up and carry ladies from their wheelchairs to the beauty chair to do their hair, and bless their hearts they would be in so much pain. They too, would say I just wish I could go to heaven instead of all this pain. I felt so sorry for them. No medications would help. May God be with you Harriet thru this time of sorrow. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Love you,

Lorna and Ashley and family
Thursday, April 23rd 2009 - 12:46:10 PM
Name: Harriet
Comments:Just when you think you can't handle much more bad news, you get hit in the gut again with it.

I went downstairs to have a cig on my lunch hour only to have a young friend of mine come over crying. She said, She did not know how to tell me this but, my friend Barbara who smokes with us just passed away suddenly.

Barbara was part of our group of smokers. She had the greatest sense of humor and was so friendly. I have known her for over 6 years now. Shock is not the word!!!!! She was out sick because they found her out cold in bed and rushed her to the hospital with bleeding ulcers a month ago. She was suppose to come back to work today. I went downstairs to welcome her back and was told about her passing by this young woman. She said I had to tell you because I know you two were friends. May she rest in peace. They say it comes in three's, but I don't want to hear about anymore deaths. Enough is enough. Cherish everyday with your friends and loved ones.
Thursday, April 23rd 2009 - 10:02:39 AM
Name: Harriet
Comments:Fans,

Here is the greatest example of what we were just discussing in the comments.

I was told about this last night.

Right now, Iím waiting for word that my beloved 83 year old Aunt Dot has passed away. The Doctors give her a few days to a week to live. She has suffered with the worse kind of arthritis there is for over 20 years. Her bones in her hands and toes were so twisted and on top of each other that she needed help to do every little thing a normal person does to survive. She suffered so much over those 20 years. Now they say, that they wanted to cut off her two hands because of gangrene. She suffered great depression over these years and her mind is gone. My cousin told the Doctors to let her go peacefully. I totally agree with him. She was my inspiration in life, she taught me well. God bless her and may she finally rest in peace. I will miss her, but she will suffer no more. She knows I appreciated all she did for me when I was growing up. I told her I appreciated her all the time. Tell someone you love today you appreciate them. Warm their heart if you really mean it.
Thursday, April 23rd 2009 - 08:16:49 AM
Name: Harriet
Comments:Thank you Cheryl, for all those beautiful heart felt compliments. I know you really mean them. I think everybody out here knows me after almost 7 years on the site. You about got everything right.

When I started this site Cheryl, it was to stand by a friend I thought was hurt unjustly and stand by his side, not walk in front of him, or walk behind him . I asked nothing in return but his friendship and to see him truly happy in his career. I have found great joy in his music over all the years I know him. I am so happy that what I set out to do almost 7 years ago has become a reality. Richie is now out there and his career is going great with the Infernos! Now! I can leave him alone to shine.

Most of all, I found so many beautiful new friends in doing this site. I have some very special personal friends on the site that I have become very close to over the years. You know who you are. These friends are a real blessing in my life. Thank you for being my friends. I appreciate your being there for me so much throughout the years. I also appreciate all the other fans on the site who stuck it out with me for the last 7 years. Thank you so much. It meant so much to me for you to be there for me. Youíre the greatest!

So, as you said sometimes we forget to tell people how much they are appreciated as a friend until itís too late and they are gone forever, or we lose them as a friend and we can never tell them again. This includes our family and friends. Tell them today how much they mean to you!!!

Love ya
Harriet
Thursday, April 23rd 2009 - 08:08:42 AM
Name: Cheryl
Comments:I do want to leave a much needed comment about people in general that go out of their way to extend themself and give.... people that are NOT being appreciated and taken for granted. It happens to many of us, and I'm sure we are all guilty at times. I have found in life that if you put things off too long, sometimes we don't get the chance. Its too late. Let me take the time to give some much deserved praise to Harriet. Here is a lady who not only gives of her time (endless time) and hours of writing, responding, monitoring, taking the knife out of ones back, and giving praise when deserved. Hour after hour, month after month, year after year. Spending her own money, ignoring her home and family, making videos, posting pictures and sharing details of events... and... the list goes on and on. Most of all she gives of her heart. I don't know this lady long, but in the short time I have...I have seen, heard and felt her dedication and love to Richie and this site and the fans. I gave her my table once when a show was booked up and sent her a photograph I blew up.. and the appreciation was heartfelt and sincere and "warmly accepted". You would think I gave her a million dollars. She truly went out of her way to express her thanks. So let me take a moment, and give her ...a standing ovation ... and say "Thank you for being you!"

Love, Cheryl
Thursday, April 23rd 2009 - 06:32:34 AM
Name: Cheryl
Comments:I am sorry I ever posted a comment. I just "needed" to vent at the time. I never thought... or wanted ...it to cause tension. Next time I'll have a glass of wine instead. That always helps. :)
Wednesday, April 22nd 2009 - 08:53:37 PM
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