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)

Classic Dance Party at 230 Fifth! No Cover (Rear Elevators)

Like dancing? Love the classic dance music of the 70s, 80s & 90s? Our dance parties are always great! So join us for a classic dance party @ 230 Fifth! It will feature: DRINK SPECIALS $6 draft beer! $7 red & white wine! $8 well drinks! *Dancing to all your favorite classic dance tunes with DJ CeeGoods! FREE ADMISSION! Date: Friday, March 29th from 6-11PM. Location: 230 FIFTH (west side of Fifth Avenue between 26th & 27th Streets) The enclosed Penthouse Lounge at 230 FIFTH The supersized and luxurious enclosed Penthouse Lounge is surrounded by floor to ceiling windows with breathtaking panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline. The Rooftop Garden at 230 FIFTH The Rooftop Garden is a hot-spot in the summer and a not-to-be-missed winter experience with its heated outdoor Rooftop Garden and legendary hooded red fleece robes which are given to guests upon their arrival. Since 230 FIFTH's opening in May of 2006: * Voted #1 by the Editors of CitySearch for Best New Bars/Lounges in New York City * Voted #2 Best New Bar/Lounge in the United States by CitySearch * Voted #1 thing "To Do" in New York by Spur, Japan's leading fashion magazine The Food at 230 FIFTH Besides offering a full bar, 230 Fifth also offers a full kitchen menu (serving food from 4 PM – Midnight), created by renowned chef John Benedetti who has been featured numerous times in The New York Times Dining Out section. For further info: [masked] OR [masked] See you there! Andy

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