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Subject: Richie Rome, Music producer, arranger


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Date Posted: Wednesday, January 20, 05:18:57pm

b. Richard Vince Di Cicco, 16th January 1930, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.



d. 15th December 2020, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.



The arranger & producer, Richie Rome, has died. Richie was 90.

In recent months his health had faded.

Richie Rome worked with several artists, including Sammy Davis, Jr., Lou Rawls, Simon and Garfunkel, and Teddy Pendergrass, amongst others.

From Philadelphia, Richie established himself on the local soul scene during the '60s
In the early 70's he put together a group, The Ritchie Family, with three female backing singers he had worked with at Sigma Sound Studios.

Also at Sigma he arranged 'Nights Over Egypt' for The Jones Girls and produced 'Fallin 'ln Love With You' for Jimmy Ruffin.

He co-wrote 'Giving It Back' for Phill Hurtt (who, in turn, wrote The Ritchie Family's 'Best Disco In Town') and 'Disco Dancing' for the late Stanley Turrentine.

In 1980, Richie released his only solo album to date, entitled 'Deep', for the Elektra Records imprint.

Richie was, also, the arranger on the Fat Larry's Band album 'Breakin' Outí.

Richie is survived by his daughter, Linda (Ray) Patitucci and Marianne (John) Vagnozzi. He was grandfather to Raymond (Karen) Patitucci, Stephanie (Samuel) Cacia, and Lisa (Michael) Shoemaker and great grandfather to Michael, Jr., Joseph, Guilianna, and Giovanna.

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He was the arranger for Inez and Charlie Foxx on their hit "Mockingbird" which reached the Top 10 in 1963.Here tis!Wednesday, January 20, 05:25:44pm


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