Pete Fornatale


Pete Fornatale is a highly respected rock historian who witnessed one of music’s most influential eras from behind a microphone. He’s a veteran disc jockey who helped define the era of progressive rock radio in the early 1970s.

Pete is also the author of some of the most fascinating books on the history of rock, including “The Rock Music Sourcebook,” “Radio in the Television Age,” “The Story of Rock ‘n Roll” and “All You Need Is Love.”

But now, just in time for the 40th anniversary of Woodstock, he’s written, “Back to The Garden,” which separates fact from myth. His fascinating anecdotes and interviews with people and performers who were present paint the clearest picture yet of the most important concert event in the history of rock.

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