Biography including music business information.
Marty Angelo, a former music business entrepreneur, is the author of the powerful life changing biography-memoir entitled, Once Life Matters: A New Beginning. Angelo's book reveals how God totally transformed his life of sin into a strong witness of His saving grace, mercy, and love. The book is offered free to prisons, jails, rehab programs, and troubled celebrities.
Angelo was arrested in 1980 for two counts of possession of cocaine. Through this life
shattering event he experienced a "new beginning," a dramatic and electrifying conversion to
Christianity. This miracle happened in 1981 prior to serving two-and-a-half years in a federal prison. God had filled the void in Marty's heart with His Spirit. His life finally began to matter and it took on a new meaning as he discovered God's true plan and purpose.
Before Marty Angelo's dramatic and "electrifying" conversion to Christianity in a farm-house outside of Buffalo New York on March 28, 1981 and going into full-time ministry, he worked in the entertainment business for 15 years, getting his first breaks from "the late Jimi Hendrix" and "the late George Harrison." He managed several bands including Buffalo's Raven and the popular Top 40 rock group, The Grass Roots starring Rob Grill.
Angelo also created, wrote and produced the '70s trendy dance television show, Disco Step-by-Step® and in 1978 was voted one of the Top 25 disco record promoters. He promoted hundreds of hit albums, singles, and 12" disco 45s, receiving numerous recognition awards for his efforts. Angelo is featured in several documentaries, magazine articles, and radio/television productions.
Since 1981, Marty Angelo has served God first in the Federal Correctional Institution at Lexington Kentucky, then upon his release, as staff minister and director of evangelism for The Fort Lauderdale Rescue Tabernacle (Faith Farm), counselor/teacher for Teen Challenge of Southern California, assistant aftercare director in Washington DC and Los Angeles area director for Chuck Colson's Prison Fellowship Ministries, and court liaison, information services director, case manager director and medical records supervisor for the Drug Abuse Foundation of Palm Beach County. Angelo also provided nine years of personal in-home health, medical, and spiritual care for his parents, "the late Dr. Martin and Marie Angelo."
Angelo has appeared on numerous popular Christian radio shows and television programs (The 700 Club, Praise the Lord, Celebration, and 100 Huntley Street). His testimony was dramatized in 1987 on Unshackled, published in Voice Magazine, and receives various print and internet media coverage.
Marty Angelo is currently a full-time minister, teacher, and author. His second book is entitled, "Vision of New Jerusalem: Now!".
Member - International Network of Prison Ministries (INPM)
Member - Coalition of Prison Evangelists (COPE)
Member - American Correctional Association (ACA)
Member - International Ministerial Association (IMA)
Alumni - Vision College
Alumni - Berean University
Alumni - Rhema University
Alumni - The Full Gospel Bible College of Coatesville, PA
Alumni - Dunklin Memorial Camp - Servant Leadership Training
Former Staff - Ft. Lauderdale Rescue Tabernacle (Faith Farm)
Former Staff - Teen Challenge of Southern California
Former Staff - Prison Fellowship Ministries
Former Staff - The Drug Abuse Foundation of Palm Beach County
Special Historical Disco Projects - 2000-2005
From 2000-2005 "Disco" began to make a resurgence and numerous production companies made contact with Marty for various historical purposes only. Here are some of the ones he agreed to participate in.
2000 - Donor - Disco Step-by-Step® - website. Creator - internet website. All files were donated to the United States Library of Congress in 2005.
2000 - Donor - The Official and Original - Disco Dj Hall of Fame™. Creator. Founder. Member. All files were donated to the United States Library of Congress in 2005. Disco Dj Hall of Fame™ (un-authorized reproduction).2000 - Donor - The Official and Original - Hustle Dancers Hall of Fame™. Creator. All files were donated to the United States Library of Congress in 2005. Hustle Hall of Fame (un-official).2000 - Donor - The Official and Original - Disco Hall of Fame™. Creator. All files were donated to the United States Library of Congress in 2005. Discotheque Pioneers Hall of Fame (un-official). Dance Music Hall of Fame (un-official).2000 - 2005 - Interviews - music related internet websites, NPR radio, television, newspapers, magazine articles, and documentaries.
2001 - Donor - Disco Step-by-Step® television show master videotape collection donated to United States Library of Congress - 2001.
2002 - Award Recipient - plaque from various Djs for being the first disco Dj in Buffalo, NY back in 1970. This award was presented to Marty at a Disco Step-by-Step® 25 year reunion party of former cast, crew, and dancers. The event was held to benefit "the late Helena Paolini."
2002 - Advisor/Promotion - Paramount Pictures dance related movies DVD releases (Grease, Saturday Night Fever, Stayin' Alive, Footloose, Urban Cowboy, and Flashdance)
2002 - 2005 - Advisor/Video Clip Contributor - Experience Music Projects exhibit: Disco: A Decade of Saturday Nights. This exhibit opened at EMP's Seattle, Washington headquarters in 2002 (photo) and traveled to the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan in 2004 and the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts in 2005 (photos). EMP has since retired this exhibit. 2003 Interview/Video Clip Contributor - VH1 television production: When Disco Ruled the World. Photo2003 - Advisor/Promotion - ABC Family television show, Dance Fever.
2004 - Associate Producer - PBS television's: KC and the Sunshine Bands Presents: My Music: Get Down Tonight The Disco Explosion. Photo2005 - Advisor - Robert De Niro's Tribeca Film Festival salute to the movie, Saturday Night Fever - promotion.
2005 - Advisor/Video Clip Contributor - CBS "Sunday Morning" news show. Segment entitled: Disco Daze.
2005 - Interview/Video Clip Contributor - Passport Productions disco documentary: Disco: Spinning the Story. Photo2005 - Interview - Buffalo Spree Magazine.
2005 - Award Recipient - Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Hustle and Salsa Competition (IHSC).
2005 - Disco 2005: The Year in Review.
Marty Angelo is mentioned in three books. The Beatles history: The Longest Cocktail Party, Buffalo, New York music history: Don't Bother Knockin... This Town's A Rockin..., and Disco history: Disco Fever, the Beat, People, Places, Styles, DeeJays, and Groups.
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