I’m a day late in noting this, but I wanted to acknowledge that it has been 7 years since Peppi Marchello died. Peppi was the co-founder (with his brother, Mickey) of The Good Rats. If you grew up around NYC, listening to music during the 1970’s and early 80’s, you knew The Good Rats.
I first wrote about his death on the old blog with a post entitled, My Youth Is Officially Over.
Years and years of music and live shows molded me in to a die-hard fan and there is lot’s of The Good Rats music on both blogs.
After Peppi’s death a book was written about his life in the band and it was called “The Songwriter” I contributed a photo that was used in the book. The song, while not “a hit”, was a story that Peppi loved to tell.