What we're about

Love Classic Rock? Who doesn't? Still, Meetup didn't have much of a Classic Rock presence, that is until now! Enter Classic Rock, NYC!

Do you hope you never hear N Sync's acapella version of, "More Than A Feeling?"

Do you think of The Eagles as a band, not just a football team?

Are you aware that Billy Idol wasn't the first one to do, "Mony Mony"?

Did you know that vinyl can be used for something other than seat covers?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this group is for you!

My name is Andy Troy & during the 1980s I was the founder, drummer & songwriter of "The Shades", a popular power-pop band, based in NYC. Because of this, I feel that I'm the right one to bring Classic Rock to Meetup.com! Check out "The Shades" MySpace page: http://www.myspace.com/theshadespowerpop

Some of the events you'll be invited to include:

1) I host "The Andy Troy Show", a weekly radio show about interesting people & events in NYC that is heard from 8-9PM Mondays on The Centanni Broadcasting Network: http://centannibroadcasting.com/

We currently broadcast in front of a live audience out of Giovanna's, a restaurant on the Upper East Side.

Many well known Rock & Rollers have appeared on the show with more to follow. When I have guests that might interest the group I'll post the show as an event. Admission is FREE!

Previous guests have included:

*Tommy James (23 Gold Records!)

*Liberty DeVitto, drummer for Billy Joel for over 30 years. (3 appearences)

*Moogy Klingman, keyboard player for Todd Rundgren's Utopia.

*Ian Lloyd, lead singer for Stories. (3 appearences)

*John Ford, singer & guitarist for, "The Strawbs". (2 appearences)

*Kasim Sultan, bass player for Todd Rundgren's Utopia, Meatloaf & Alice Cooper.

*Peppy Castro (The Blues Magoos, Barnaby Bye, Balance)

*Sid Bernstein (The promoter who brought the Beatles & The stones to America!)

*May Pang (John Lennon's girlfriend)

*Spencer Drate & Judith Salavetz, authors of, "Five Hundred 45s: A Graphic History of the Seven-Inch Record"

Here is our Facebook group with links to past shows & pics of all our guests:
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=284311799342&re ...

2) I'm the organizer of the 3700+ member "The New York City Social Networking Meetup Group":

Many of our events feature bands, some of which will be well known Classic Rock performers. You will also be invited to those events!

3) I'm also open to your ideas so feel free to share them with me: AndyfTroy@aol.com

I hope you enjoy the group!

Upcoming events (1)

Our Annual Halloween Bash at 230 Fifth, Free Admission!

Hello Everyone:

We have many events each year but none rival our annual Halloween extravaganza! Held at the top rooftop club in NYC, and drawing a crowd of over 500 creatures of the night, it is a party not to be missed!

It will include:

A costume contest with valuable prizes!

* The top man's & woman's costumes will each win two "Boozy Brunch" tix, courtesy of 230 Fifth! They include an entree along with unlimited champagne and coffee.

* djFRITZo terrorizing you with all your favorite tunes!


$7 beer!

$9 wine!

$10 well drinks!

Lots of other surprises!


***Reminder: as of September 13th all guests must provide proof of COVID vaccination.

THE DATE: Friday, October 29th

THE TIME: 6:00PM until...


230 FIFTH (west side of Fifth Avenue between 26th & 27th Streets)

This will be the Halloween event of the year, something you'll have to see to believe!

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Don't DARE miss it!

I've been hosting Halloween parties on Meetup in NYC for the past 16 years, skipping only 2020. I put together an album of highlights. So check out 15 Years of Halloween Parties: A Look Back!


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