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Todd R. Baptista's interest in rhythm and blues music and writing has been lifelong His literary works which document the history of rhythm and blues have appeared in Goldmine, Echoes Of The Past, and in the liner notes for various compact disc reissue projects over the past decade. Mr. Baptista's first book, Group Harmony: Behind The Rhythm And The Blues, was published in 1996. In addition to his literary efforts, he has co-produced concerts, hosted radio programs featuring vocal group harmony pioneers, and aided artists in collecting long overdue royalties. A graduate of Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences, Mr. Baptista is a clinical pharmacist, practicing in Wakefield, Rhode Island. An avid music collector, Todd and his wife Kristen reside in Westport, Ma.
In recent years, he has aided dozens of pioneering artists in obtaining long overdue royalties. Todd has served as historian on Doo-Wop and DC: DC's R&B Musical Past Through Discussion and Song at the Howard University Blackburn Center, Washington, DC, an on-air guest contributor for America Good Morning, a nationally syndicated program on the Talk America radio network, and as an on-air contributor for the Street Corner Soul documentary series on BBC-2 Radio.
He has hosted and co-produced over a dozen successful Doo Wop and Rock'n'Roll concerts at venues in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Jersey, New York, including the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center in New Bedford, Massachusetts, working with Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Little Anthony and the Imperials, Charlie Thomas’ Drifters, Terry Johnson’s Flamingos, Frankie Lymon’s Legendary Teenagers, and other favorites including the G-Clefs, Harptones, Solitaires, Clovers, Tokens, Jack Scott, and Charlie Quintal and Talk Of The Town. A full-time clinical consultant pharmacist who also enjoys swimming, auto racing, kayaking, playing the guitar, coaching soccer for special needs children, and teaching religious education in his St. John The Baptist Catholic Church parish, Todd resides in Westport, Massachusetts with his wife, Kristen, and their sons, Kyle and Devin.
Todd Baptista's Wax Museum airs on BostonInternetRadio.com daily at 10 AM and 8 PM EST (3 PM and 1 AM in Great Britain), Flaming Oldies.com Tuesday at 10 PM and Wednesday at 9 PM EST and the Belmonts Internet Radio website Wednesdays at 7 PM EST.
Check out this article. Written by Robert Lovinger, Standard-Times staff writer on May 19, 1996