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Lifetime Achievement Award - 2011



Hollywood – August 10, 2011 -( - Marty Angelo, former disco music pioneer will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award on Saturday, August 27 at the Legends of Vinyl first annual Muscular Dystrophy charity event. This 16-hour dance music concert will be held at Starlight Dance Center 7 High Street Nutley New Jersey.

Marty Angelo produced the popular hustle dance television show Disco Step-by-Step® in 1975. He was a charter member the International Disco Record Centre and the co-founder of the Buffalo New York Disco Dj Record Pool. 

London Records national disco promotion man, Billy Smith picked Marty Angelo in 1978 amongst the top 25 most important disco djs for breaking (introducing) a new disco record. 

Among his many achievements Marty Angelo was one of the very first club djs in the United States dating back to 1969. He also managed popular rock bands in the mid-'60s and early '70s. He hosted an all-disco radio show in 1975 and helped publish the magazine, Go Disco. Angelo also helped organize the first World’s Largest Disco in 1979 that drew over 13,000 people. 

Marty Angelo created the historical websites: The Hustle Dancers Hall of Fame™, The Disco Dj Hall of Fame™ and The Official Disco Dance Music Hall of Fame™  and along with his television show's official website were all donated to the Library of Congress in 2005. The L.O.C. acknowledged these donations as the first Internet websites ever donated to the Library of Congress.  Angelo also donated all of the master videotapes of his dance television show to the L.O.C. in 2001. 

Marty Angelo's dance TV show was exhibited in 2004-05 at the Experience Music Project’s "Disco: A Decade of Saturday Nights.” He was also the associate producer of the VH1 television special "When Disco Ruled the World," the PBS television special "My Music: Get Down Tonight – the Disco Explosion" and the disco documentary entitled, "Disco: Spinning the Story." Angelo also was a special VIP honored guest at the 25 year anniversary celebration of the release of Paramount Pictures disco mega-hit, "Saturday Night Fever." Angelo's television show was also featured on CBS' "Sunday Mornings."

Angelo's discography reads like a music business who's who. He literally promoted hundreds of hit records and worked with some of the most popular recording artists of the 1960s and 1970s. See his discography here.

For the last 30 years Angelo worked in prison ministry and substance abuse counseling. He released an autobiography in 2005 entitled, "Once Life Matters: A New Beginning."

"Marty Angelo spent 15 years in the music business prior to going into prison ministry," states Legends of Vinyl co-founder Luis Mario "Flaco" Orellana. "We want to celebrate and honor Marty’s accomplishments for not only promoting and sponsoring the music and dance that has inspired hundreds of artists, djs and dancers but also for his years of ministering to prisoners, substance abusers and troubled celebrities."

"This is quite an honor!" Remarked, Marty Angelo. "My work in the entertainment business was well over 30 years ago and to be remembered for my contributions back then is truly a humbling experience."

Angelo also received a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005 from the International Hustle and Salsa Competition organization.

About Legends of Vinyl (TM) -  Legends of Vinyl (TM) was founded by Luis Mario "Flaco" Orellana and Ray "Pinky" Velazquez. Legends of Vinyl are a national institution providing global leadership in education, recognition and celebration of excellence in the art of creative spinning of record vinyl. To this day, these Pioneer Legendary DJ's are still actively performing for large audiences and representing a very small and unique community of DJ's that are from that innovative era. We are the originators, the springboards, of the art of spinning record vinyl that has laid the foundation and has paved the way for the latest and currently changing dance music avenues of today. And to add to all of this, no two Legendary DJs from the Legends of Vinyl are alike with their innovative and creative spinning talents. Recognizing those who have contributed to the success of that era, such as producers, re-mixers and along with the DJ's for those recordings which became hit songs. - contact – Luis Mario "Flaco" Orellana – 954-979-4493 

About Marty Angelo - Marty Angelo worked in the entertainment business from 1965 to 1980 as a television producer, record promoter, disk jockey, restaurant/nightclub owner and personal manager for rock 'n' roll bands. He received his first professional breaks from the late guitar legend Jimi Hendrix and Beatle George Harrison. He was arrested in 1980 for possession of cocaine and sentenced to six years in prison. He became a Christian prior to his incarceration and upon his early release in 1984 has served in full time ministry. He is the founder of Marty Angelo Ministries, whose mission is proclaiming and teaching the gospel of the kingdom of God to prisoners, substance abuse recovery program clients, and troubled celebrities. The ministry utilizes life-changing books, evangelistic outreaches, and follow-up resources.



"Once Life Matters: A New Beginning"


Read Marty Angelo's life-changing experiences in his book



He lived a life of luxury that came at a high price. Why his dream of making it big in the music business almost killed him.


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Once Life Matters: A New Beginning - 2nd. Edition


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