After a show he tried buy a ride off of me, but I figured if he liked it I better hold onto it. Richie was very involved with the Hartt School of Music in West Hartford, CT. He, Frank Hooper and Al Lepak were the guys there. I studied there but with Hooper...not Lepore. It is a small world isn't it? Nice guy!!Steve,
Reading this very late, Richie is my grandfathers twin brother who I never got to meet because of his passing a long time ago. I have heard much about him but never his music. Great to see he impacted many people. Crazy small world.