Peppi Marchello of the Good Rats has died
Date: July 12, 2013 12:05AM

The Good Rats were a popular Long Island band that probably should have had greater success than they did.

Peppi Marchello, Lead Singer of the Long Island-base Band the Good Rats, Has Died
Music, Movies & Entertainment, Local News
By Cait Russell Published: July 11 2013

Good Rats lead singer Peppi Marchello has died only weeks after having open-heart surgery.
[Peppi Marchello, Lead Singer of the Long Island-base Band the Good Rats, Has Died]

Peppi Marchello, lead singer of the Long Island-based band the Good Rats, has died. In a statement made on the band's Facebook Page, yesterday evening. As soon as the news broke, countless fans flocked to their page to grieve, and share their condolences with Peppi's family, and bandmates. The news came shortly after a post cancelling an upcoming show at Hoyt Farm earlier that day, which was said to be cancelled "due to unforeseen circumstances".

In June, the singer had to have open heart surgery, and seemed to be on the mend. He had been receiving well-wishes from fans and friends on the Good Rat's Facebook Page, who were devastated by last night's news.

The messages left by fans included photos, recollections of concerts, and all of them reflected the sentiment that the world has lost a truly gifted singer, and songwriter.

Originally formed in 1964, the Good Rats originally played as the U-Men, eventually changing their name, and releasing their first self-titled album as the Good Rats in 1969. Shortly after in 1974, they released Tasty, their most well-known, and loved album, followed by numerous album releases throughout the 70s. They played at all of the big venues - from Nassau Coliseum, to Madison Square Garden, and in recent years, have been playing at numerous local Long Island venues, as well as locales across the country.

In 2008, the band was inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame, further solidifying their status as local icons.

Once called "the world's most famous unknown band" by Rolling Stone Magazine, the Good Rats, and Peppi Marchello, are always thought of fondly by Long Islanders, and fans across the world for their unique sound, and heartfelt tunes.

Peppi Marchello has left a hole in the Long Island music scene that will not be an easy one to fill, and he will be sorely missed by fans locally, and from around the globe.

Here's a song called "Let Me": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjYrgUFtrks

And here's another by Dum, which is Peppi Marchello and his two sons. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kEuS-_wZIE



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 07/12/2013 12:10AM by Walk In The Shadows.

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