Pete Fornatale started his career in radio as Fordham University in 1963, and soon became one of the architects of progressive FM radio at WNEW-FM. Eventually, he returned to work at his alma mater, where he hosted his weekly show Mixed Bag until his untimely passing in April 2012. He authored several books, including most recently the musical histories Back to the Garden: The Story of Woodstock and Simon & Garfunkel’s Bookends, both in collaboration with his son, Peter Thomas Fornatale. He received numerous awards for his work, including the coveted Armstrong Award for Excellence in Musical Programming and an AMEE Lifetime Achievement Award in Broadcasting. He was also a board member of WhyHunger and an honorary board member of the Long Island Music Hall of Fame. 50 Licks is the last book he wrote.

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Bernard M. Corbett is the radio voice of Harvard University football and Boston University hockey. He is the author and coauthor of fifteen books.He lives in Stoneham, Massachusetts, and is a lifelong Rolling Stones fan.

Peter Thomas Fornatale is a freelance writer who lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Susan Van Metre and their daughter, Perrin, and their black lab, Mugs. His favorite Rolling Stone is Charlie Watts.

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  1. BTW, it was 47 years ago today that I started listening to Pete (on WFUV)–one of the most important days of my life. Less importantly, it was also the day that I got my first color TV, my first stereo phonograph, and my first FM radio.

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