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IN MEMORIAM
Respected and Beloved Dance/Rhythm Crossover Music Icon Passes Away

Vince Pellegrino, the founder of the Pellegrino Entertainment Group and Publisher of the Street Information Network (S.I.N.) has passed away after a long battle with cancer.

Vince was a champion of real music people and artists, a passionate advocate for his radio and club DJ network, a generous mentor and ally, and a spirited Italian paisan to all of his friends. He fiercely loved his work carrying the torch for new music, roaring over the phone with conviction and courage at everyone he talked to, a trait he was known and loved for. 


Joe Riccitelli, Michelle Santosuosso, Lori Rischer, Frankie Blue and Vince in the mid-'90s.

Pellegrino was a fixture on the dance music scene since the 1970's, when he started promoting dance music in his new sales position at CBS Records. He was responsible for opening up the music account at J&R Music World—still one of the largest outlets for music sales in the New York City area today—and establishing the first disco department at CBS. He went on to become National Director of Pop Promotion at CBS, VP of Promotion for PolyGram and VP of Marketing for both RCA and Chrysalis before starting his own company in 1985.  

He is survived by his wife Barbara and their three children, Michael, Joseph and Christina

A funeral mass will be held on Saturday, February 7th (11am) at St. Catherine's; 339 Pompton Avenue, Cedar Grove, NJ. 

 

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