Richard Barone’s New Book: ‘Music + Revolution: Greenwich Village in the 1960s’

Richard Barone has a new book about to be released titled Music + Revolution: Greenwich Village in the 1960s. You may know Barone from his time as frontman for The Bongos, a seminal power pop band that flourished in the ’80s. He is also a songwriter, arranger, author, director, and record producer. His solo albums are outstanding and highly praised, and he has created nationally recognized concert events.

Barone is a superb author who has penned numerous essays for various publications and wrote Frontman: Surviving the Rock Star Myth, detailing his career in music up to its publication in 2007.

In 2016 he recorded a wonderful album titled Sorrows & Promises: Greenwich Village in the 1960s. Barone has been a devotee of New York, Brooklyn, and Greenwich Village ever since he moved there from Tampa in 1980.

And the celebration is about to start for Music + Revolution: Greenwich Village in the 1960s, which goes on sale Thursday, September 15. Barone correctly calls it:

Five Fabulous Fun Nights.

Five unique ways to experience Music + Revolution!

Book events in the NYC area include:


September 23, 6:30 pm, Washington Square Hotel, 103 Waverly Place, NYC

“The Village Trip presents Richard Barone on the 1960s Greenwich Village Scene”

A book talk with authors Richard Barone and Elizabeth Thompson, co-founder of The Village Trip series.

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October 13, 6:30 pm, The Museum of the City of New York New York, 1220 Fifth Ave at 103rd St., NYC

“Soul of the City | Music + Revolution: Greenwich Village in the 1960s”

The official launch event. All-star concert and discussion of the book. With special appearances by David Amram, Suzanne Vega, Carolyn Hester, Guy Davis – American Roots Artist, Terre Roche, Delores “Dee” Dixon, and more. 

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October 27, Jefferson Market Library, 425 Sixth Avenue, Greenwich Village, NYC

“Richard Barone and Friends: Music + Revolution: Greenwich Village in the 1960s”

Readings and discussion with live musical guests and historians including Terre Roche, authors Stephen Petrus and Mitchell Cohen, musician Steve Addabbo, and more.

Event info

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November 3, 7pm, Little City Books, 100 Bloomfield Street, Hoboken N.J.

“Richard Barone and Friends: Music + Revolution: Greenwich Village in the 1960s” 

Readings from the book and live musical performances by Glenn Mercer, Mary Lee Kortes, Dave Schramm, Kate Jacobs, and more. 


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November 9, 7pm, The Strand Book Store, 828 Broadway, Rare Books Room, NYC

“Richard Barone + Anthony DeCurtis: Music + Revolution”

Book talk and live music with Richard Barone and esteemed author and biographer Anthony DeCurtis.

Tickets and info




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