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Frangipane, Ron (1940s-Present)

He is a keyboard player who was a member of the TV cartoon group The Archies .  It was through him that his friend Ron Dante learned about the auditions for the group as he was already in line to arrange and perform music from the show.

He has released a solo album and worked with artists including John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Diana Ross , Janis Ian and Townes Van Zandt as Ron Frangipane and his Orchestra.

In the field of musical education he has been a professor at Monmouth University.

The Archies recordings
Bang Shang-A-Lang (Jeff Barry )
Truck Driver (Jeff Barry )

Here he is with his orchestra in a performance of Laura Nyro’s “Stoned Soul Picnic” and “Sweet Blindness”…