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Peppy Castro

Singer Songwriter

 

     Peppy Castro

      Considered to be one of the early pioneers of the Psychedelic Garage band rock era has done it all. He is a successful seasoned professional with great variety in his music. His fame and 1st hit record began at the age of 17 as one of the founding fathers of the legendary rock group The Blues Magoos. His rock and roll status led him to a starring role in the original Broadway Production of Hair.Peppy followed up with being awarded Drama Logue Magazine’s Outstanding Achievement Award for his music and lyrics for the ground breaking musical Zen Boogie which ran to rave reviews in Beverly Hills. Peppy enjoys Gold Records for his songwriting for  Diana Ross, Kiss, and Cher, among others. He is also Emmy-nominated and an award-winning playwright and multi-instrumentalist who has penned and or performed hundreds of well-known jingles for decades. Favorite jingles include Budweiser, Chevy, Bounty, Nestlé’s Crunch, Kodak,among others -- the list is endless. His has appeared on numerous platinum records for well-known recording artists. He’s enjoyed years of diverse music by being an original member of the bands The legendary “Blues Magoos”, The cult favorite Band “Balance” , Wiggy Bits, and the newly-inducted Long Island Music Hall of Fame Barnaby Bye. Peppy is also an associate producer for the new off Broadway show The Gong Show Live and his only solo CD titledJust Beginningenjoys long-time friend Joey Kramer from Aerosmith on some cuts. Peppy partnered up with his former manager and iconic producer Steve Leber on a rock / pop opera conceived by Leber called “Rockin’ The Planet” which has just been awarded The San Antonio Globe Award for it’s 6 week run in 2019. The extensive list of artists Peppy has worked with over the years includes Laura Branigan, Michael Bolton, Liza Minnelli, Ronnie Spector, Peter Allen, Paul Stanley, Gene Simons, Ace Frehley, Joan Jett, Buzzy Lindhart, Rex Smith, Richie Havens, John Denver, Aldo Nova, David Johansen, Darlene Love and Jay and The Americans etc.

 

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