Renowned rocker Richie Onori (Sweet, Heaven And Earth, Richie Onori’s Blues Messenger) appears at the Rock ‘N’ Roll Autograph Show, at Westin Los Angeles Airport, 5400 W. Centuary Blvd., Los Angeles, Friday, September 13 through Sunday, September 15. Info: www.therocknrollautographshow.com. The three-day mega-event is the largest of its kind on the West Coast and features hundreds of big-name rock acts signing autographs, and features live music performances, rare memorabilia, raffles and much more.
Richie is also part of an All-Star rock ensemble recording a song called “If I Had Time (I Could Change The World),” whose proceeds benefit St. Jude’s Childrens Research Hospital. Conceived by musician Dick Wagner (Alice Cooper, Aersosmith, Lou Reed), the lineup includes artists from Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Cars, Vanilla Fudge, Chicago, The Knack, Three Dog Night, The Ramones, Megadeth and more.
“In The Name Of Freedom,” the debut album from Richie Onori’s Blues Messenger, champions human rights and individual freedoms. The album is produced by Dan Jenkins (known for his work with, among others, Tori Amos, Dionne Warwick, and Tower of Power). Blues Messenger (Phil Woodard, guitar; Marvin Sperling, bass; Richie Onori, guitars/vocals) is fronted by Onori, heretofore known for his high-energy drumming in multi-platinum bands The Sweet (“Ballroom Blitz,” “Fox On The Run”) as well as Heaven And Earth, both of whom he continues to be active in.
Richie Onori’s previous album, The Days Of Innocence, was selected 2012’s “Rock Album of the Year” by Rock Over America magazine.