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Rock Historian Pete Fornatale to Join Richie Furay in Concert November 12th

Pictured is Richie Furay with his guitar.

Rock Historian and FM radio legend Pete Fornatale returns to The Sanctuary At TBJ on Saturday, November 12th, 2011 to open a concert by Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member Richie Furay.  Fornatale will perform his new presentation called “Old Friends”.  His program is based largely on the 70th birthday of many classic rockers including Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel.  The legendary DJ will then co-host the music show and introduce Richie Furay and his band.

Richie Furay, a pioneering force in rock and country music  was a founding member of BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD, POCO and SHF.

BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD began in 1967 with Richie and his best friends, Stephen Stills and Neil Young.  The group’s debut album included the hit single “For What It’s Worth” which featured Furay’s unmistakable voice for much of the record.  After almost 45 years, BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD reunited this past year and performed several shows on the West Coast.

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USA Today featured the groups’ reunion in a lengthy article and wrote “(Stephen) Stills’ high lonesome voice anchored Rock and Roll Woman, while (Neil) Young’s distinctive cry lit up Burned.  But Richie Furay, who stood center stage, reminded everyone he was the lynchpin. His plaintive tone, painting songs such as Kind Woman, Do I Have to Come Right Out and Say It and Sad Memory were sung with a soulful brush that had women in the largely Baby Boomer crowd doe-eyed.”

Furay’s influence on rock and roll goes well beyond BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD.  After that group disbanded, Furay formed POCO, one of the first “Country Rock” Bands with Jim Messina.  POCO’s unique sound set the stage for bands like The Eagles as well the “rock” music that now dominates the modern country music market of the 21st century.

Fornatale, one of Furay’s biggest supporters and the author of the liner notes for several of his albums remains on FM Radio to this day where he appears on WFUV-FM (90.7) for a weekly show called Mixed Bag that can be heard from 4:00pm to 8:00pm on Saturdays His on-air sessions frequently feature Furay’s music.  . Fornatale’s career launched on WNEW-FM progressive rock radio in the late 1960’s in New York City. Fornatale is also the author of several books, including The Rock Music Source Book, Radio in the Television Age, The Story of Rock ‘n’ Roll and All You Need is Love.  He was also the primary writer of the Elvis Collection, a 600 piece trading card series on the life of Elvis Presley. He has written numerous radio and television features, including the syndicated Rock Calendar, several episodes of MTV’s Rock Influences and the international television series Déjà View.  His well-received latest book, Back to the Garden: The Story of Woodstock, is now out in paperback.

 In a recent interview Pete stated “There are only a handful of performers that started out in the 60’s who are still at the TOP of their game in 2012.  Richie Furay heads the list.

Furay’s stoic, almost spiritual stage presence will send chills down your spine as you listen to the Richie Furay Band rock out 44 years worth of his music.

As an added treat, Alan Zweibel, an original Saturday Night Live writer, and a well known comedy actor, author and local NJ resident will also make an appearance NOT live and in person as he is already committed to another engagement.  Rather, he will participate by video on this great night as part of Pete Fornatale’s opening presentation and will have you laughing in the aisles.

So come out and join members of your community for this benefit concert show whose proceeds aid local charities and worthwhile recipients. You will never see The Sanctuary At TBJ in Short Hills in the same way again after being at this show.

As Pete has said, “I am honored to be sharing the stage with Richie Furay on Saturday, November 12th in The Sanctuary At TBJ in Short Hills, NJ. DON’T MISS IT!”

Tickets are available at They can also be purchased at Nancy and David Fine Jewels on Essex Street in Downtown Millburn. 

For additional information and/or questions, email  or call Concert Coordinator David Stone at 973-912-9640 ext 202


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