THE RIP CHORDS INDUCTED INTO THE MID AMERICA MUSIC ASSOCIATION HALL OF FAME!

August 10, 2016
ON AUGUST 5TH, 2016,THE RIP CHORDS WERE INDUCTED INTO THE MID AMERICA MUSIC ASSOCIATION HALL OF FAME, AT LEGACY PARK IN BOJI BAY, IOWA. OUR THANKS TO THE ASSOCIATION FOR RECOGNIZING THE BANDS' MANY PERFORMANCES THERE, AND THE BANDS'  ACHIEVEMENTS, PAST AND PRESENT. SPECIAL THANKS TO TOM TOURVILLE AND TOM GOLDEN. 
 

THE RIP CHORDS PERFORM AT CHARLIE GRACIE'S 80TH BIRTHDAY BASH!!

May 28, 2016
THE RIP CHORDS WERE HONORED TO BE INVITED TO PERFORM A SONG MITCH AND AMY WROTE FOR CHARLIE CALLED "TOP OF MY LIST" AT HIS 80TH BIRTHDAY BASH, WHICH WAS ATTENDED BY MANY MUSIC AND RADIO/TV PERSONALITIES. THE STAR OF THE PARTY WAS CHARLIE....WHO PLAYED A SET ON HIS GUILD THAT BLEW THE ROOF OFF OF THE PLACE!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHARLIE GRACIE!!!
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NEW RIP CHORDS BASS PLAYER

April 19, 2015
The Rip Chords welcome our new Bass Player,Mike Kelly to the band. Mike hails from Philadelphia Pennsylvania, and is a veteran of the local music scene there. 
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2015 SHOWS COMING UP!!

April 14, 2015
CHECK OUT OUR "GIGS" PAGE FOR DETAILS ON THE UPCOMING SHOWS THIS SUMMER! 
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Thanks for a great 2014....here's to a great 2015!!

January 9, 2015
Thanks to all of our friends and fans for making 2014 such a great year. We traveled the country, and performed with some classic artists. It looks like 2015 is shaping up to be one of the biggest years for The Rip Chords! Keep an eye on our gigs page, where we'll be listing new shows. We'll be visiting Florida,New York,Ohio,Pennsylvania,New Jersey,just to name a few stops! See you on the road!!
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SONNY GERACI BENEFIT/BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

November 12, 2013
The Rip Chords have been invited to appear at the big benefit/birthday celebration for Sonny Geraci, Lead Vocalist of "The Outsiders" and "Climax". It takes place on Friday and Saturday,November 15th & 16th at "THE Z_PLEX", 1543 State Route 303,Streetsboro,Ohio,44241. We are honored to be included in this event that features so many of our favorite Music stars from the 60's, and 70's! Folks like, Dennis Tufano of "The Buckinghams", Ron Dante of "The Archies",Gary Lewis,The 1910 Fruitgum Co, J...
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Donna Loren performs with "The Rip Chords" in Simi Valley, California!

July 18, 2013
60's pop icon,and star of Muscle Beach Party" and "Beach Blanket Bingo", Donna Loren performed "It Only Hurts When I Cry" and "Muscle Bustle" onstage with The Rip Chords at the "National Car Collectors Appreciation Day" in Simi Valley California on July 13th,2013.  Donna and The Rip Chords toured together in the early 60's as part of "Dick Clark's Caravan Of Stars" Tour, and this was a great reunion!! Check out the video on our "Gigs" page to see just how rockin' it was. Donna is great! Hope ...
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Freddy Brog Retires From "The Rip Chords"

July 18, 2013
THE END OF AN ERA...LONGTIME RIP CHORDS BAND MEMBER FREDDY BROG HAS MADE THE DECISION TO RETIRE FROM THE ROAD, AND THE BAND. WE WISH FREDDY GOOD HEALTH AND HAPPINESS IN THE YEARS TO COME, AND THANK HIM FOR HIS MANY CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE BAND. HIS GREAT SONG "OCEAN BREEZE" WILL CONTINUE TO BE HIS LEGACY IN THE BAND. ALL THE BEST FREDDY! WE'LL MISS YOU.
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The Rip Chords in The Winter!!

November 16, 2012
The Rip Chords have some rare Winter shows planned in Pennsylvania,Florida,New Jersey,and NY. Keep your eye on the "GIGS" page for details of upcoming Rip Chords appearances!!

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2012 CONCERT SEASON IS UPON US!!!

May 14, 2012
BE SURE TO KEEP AN EYE ON OUR "GIGS" PAGE FOR DETAILS ON ALL OF THE UPCOMING SHOWS THIS YEAR!

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