Pete Fornatale, a New York deejay, historian and writer who for almost 50 years championed the spirit of musical freedom on the radio airwaves, died Thursday at Beth Israel Medical Center. He was 66.
He suffered a brain hemorrhage on April 15 and been in intensive care for the last week.
I saw him last year at the tribute to the Bottom Line, a great night with a lot of great artists that was made that much greater by host Pete Fornatale.
Levon, now Fornatale.
The voices from my boyhood are disappearing.
Pete and WNEW FM.