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

Posted by Mitch Schecter on Wednesday, 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. 
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THE RIP CHORDS PERFORM AT CHARLIE GRACIE'S 80TH BIRTHDAY BASH!!

Posted by Mitch Schecter on Saturday, 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

Posted by Mitch Schecter on Sunday, 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!!

Posted by Mitch Schecter on Tuesday, 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!!

Posted by Mitch Schecter on Friday, 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

Posted by Mitch Schecter on Tuesday, 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!

Posted by Mitch Schecter on Thursday, 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"

Posted by Mitch Schecter on Thursday, 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!!

Posted by Mitch Schecter on Friday, 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!!!

Posted by Mitch Schecter on Monday, 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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THANKS TO ALL WHO CAME OUT TO SEE US THIS SUMMER!!!

Posted by Mitch Schecter on Monday, October 10, 2011,
The Summer season has come to an end with our show at The Sellersville Theater with Peter Noone and Hermans Hermits. Thanks to the many people who came out to see us and share some great times with us this Summer. We're putting our Spring/Summer schedule together for 2012, so look for us in your town this coming year! Hope everyone has a great Holiday season!
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Looking Forward To Las Vegas...

Posted by Mitch Schecter on Wednesday, August 3, 2011,
We're looking forward to our show at The Cannery in Las Vegas on Sept. 4th. We'll be appearing there with The Tokens ,The Cowsills,and more! And...we will have a few "Special Guests" sitting in with us....this show is not to be missed!
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SHARING STAGES WITH SOME CLASSIC BANDS THIS SUMMER!

Posted by Mitch Schecter on Sunday, June 19, 2011,
SUMMER OF 2011 WILL BE ROCKIN'! WE WILL BE SHARING STAGES WITH BANDS SUCH AS, "AL JARDINE & THE ENDLESS SUMMER BAND", "THE COWSILLS", THE TOKENS, BILL HALEY'S COMETS, AND MORE! KEEP CHECKING OUR "GIGS" PAGE FOR UPDATED SHOW INFO!
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JUMPIN' JAY LESLIE!!!

Posted by Mitch Schecter on Monday, April 4, 2011,
IT'S CONFIRMED!!! JUMPIN' JAY LESLIE (THE TOKENS/SHA NA NA) WILL BE PERFORMING WITH "THE RIP CHORDS" THIS SUMMER, ADDING HIS AMAZING SAX PLAYING TO THE BAND....GET READY TO ROCK AND ROLL!!!!
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SUMMER CONCERT DATES!!!

Posted by Mitch Schecter on Friday, April 1, 2011,
The Summer is coming and The Rip Chords will hit the road soon! Check our "GIGS" page for details on where we will be appearing!
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NEW CD RELEASED ON SPECTRA RECORDS...

Posted by Mitch Schecter on Wednesday, December 1, 2010,
SPECTRA RECORDS WILL BE RELEASING A NEW CD TITLED "THE BEST OF THE RIP CHORDS...TODAY!" FEATURING 6 NEW SONGS AND 6 RE-RECORDED RIP CHORDS CLASSICS. THE CD IS ALREADY AVAILABLE ONLINE AS AN MP3 DOWNLOAD AT ALL OF THE INTERNET OUTLETS INCLUDING WWW.SPECTRARECORDS.COM . THE CD WILL BE RELEASED IN THE STORES, AND WILL BE AVAILABLE AT ALL RIP CHORDS SHOWS IN MARCH OF 2011 !!!
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