May 24, 1946 – January 19, 2021
Died on January 19, 2021 at 74 years of age. A larger-than-life dynamo, Bob was as eager to tell a great story as he was to find out yours, and he could make a friend before the elevator doors closed. He passionately loved New York and lived the fullest life his city had to offer, encompassing numerous careers. Bob was a student activist at Bayside High School and Queens College who marched for civil rights and against the Vietnam War. A rock journalist who wrote for Rolling Stone and authored a book on the singer-songwriter movement, Turn It Up! (I Can’t Hear The Words). A music business executive who worked at CBS Records and other major labels, with Bruce Springsteen, James Brown, and Don McLean. A creative director for top advertising agencies, producing an iconic IBM campaign with Charlie Chaplin’s “Tramp” character for the first personal computer. And finally, the creator of a popular tour of music history, Rock Around The Block, in which he shared his endless supply of stories and fascinating information. Bob will be deeply missed by his wife, Peggy, his children Kay, Benjy and Jon, grandchildren Lily, Maddie, Sammy, and Parker, son-in-law Ted, daughter-in-law Suzy, and brothers David and Don.