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The Legends of Vinyl™ are a national institution providing global leadership in education, recognition and celebration of excellence as it pertains directly and indirectly to the evolution of the art of spinning vinyl.
To this day, these Pioneer Legendary DJs are still actively performing for large audiences and representing a very small and unique community of DJs that are from that innovative era.
They are the Pioneers, the Originators, the Springboards, that have laid the foundation and have paved the way for the latest and currently changing dance music avenues of today.
And to add to all of this, no two Legendary DJs from the Legends of Vinyl are alike with their innovative and creative spinning talents. Each is his/her own Rembrandt. All forms of dance music today, and without a doubt, has its roots tied to the Legends of Vinyl. For more than 40 years these Legendary Pioneer DJs have remained a constant in the art of remixing, remastering, engineering, and producing the highest quality of music as you still hear it today.
Legends of Vinyl™ is guided by prestigious, award winning and Hall of Fame DJs and Artists, chaired by Luis Mario “Flaco” Orellana and Ray “Pinky” Velazquez.
A Little History
The original Legends of Vinyl DJ Hall of Fame listing was compiled from David Mancuso’s 99 Prince Street Record Pool list and from Scepter Records Disco Gold Volumes 1 and 2. These are the first-generation DJs; the pioneers from 1970 to 1974. The DJ Hall of Fame was expanded to include second generation DJs (1975-1979) and third generation (1980-1984) DJs as well as other contributors to the industry which include Night Club Owners, Lighting Engineers/Designers, Sound Designers, Authors/Historians, and others. The Recording Artists Hall of Fame was compiled in 2009.
The organization continues to grow and to expand both nationally and internationally.
What We Are Doing
A few years ago, the Legends of Vinyl Board of Directors decided to produce a “mini Billboard convention” type of event featuring an awards ceremony to honor and recognize these Pioneer and Legendary individuals. From an intimate but influential gathering in Philadelphia several years ago to their most recent star-studded gala held in New York in September 2019, the organization continues to fulfill their mission statement which, in part, is to “celebrate our history and to create and sustain our legacy for generations to come”.
Their first European awards were presented in June 2019, in Gabicce Mare, Italy. In addition, they continue to expand on their mission statement with the 2019 appointment of their Artistic Director of Educational Special Events. Their inaugural educational event was held in December 2019, and they will continue to develop this concept in 2020.
This organization feels that it is not only their responsibility to give back, but that it is an honor as well.
These events are the perfect vehicle to do just that!! For all of us, it is about our passion for music which, for me, has been my guide and my inspiration for the past 49 years. Because of this passion the Legends of Vinyl was created and continues to succeed!!
As we enter a new year, and a new decade, stay tuned for upcoming announcements as the excitement continues!!
See you on the dance floor!!
Luis Mario O. Rizzo
Founder & C.E.O.
Ray "Pinky" Velazquez
CONSULTANT TO THE C.E.O. VICE-PRESIDENT OF ADMINISTRATION
Jellybean Benitez Sue Bell
EUROPEAN ADMINISTRATOR SOUTH OF THE BORDER CENTRAL
Lenny Zakatek & SOUTH AMERICA ADMINISTRATOR
NEW YORK EVENTS COORDINATOR ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF EDUCATIONAL
James Cruz SPECIAL EVENTS
EXCLUSIVE AND OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHER EXCLUSIVE OF EVENT SPONSORSHIP Under The Duvet Productions PROCUREMENTS
Lisa Pacino John "SohoJohnny" Pasquale
Team Members & Administration
THE LEGENDS OF VINYL (L.O.V.) WANT TO KEEP YOU INFORMED OF UPCOMING EVENTS, VENUES, VIP MEMBERSHIPS AND STORE DISCOUNTS AND MORE.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE PART Of OUR PRIVATE MAILIING LIST WHICH INCLUDES EITHER DISCOUNTS TO ALL EVENTS AND/OR COMPLIMENTARY PASSES HERE IS WHAT TO DO:
SUBMIT YOUR NAME, YOUR CITY AND AND STATE AND YOUR EMAIL
INCLUDE "LOV LIST" ON YOUR EMAIL SUBJECT LINE.
IF YOU CAN READ THIS NOTE, YOU ARE INVITED TO BE PART OF AN EXCLUSIVE LIST THAT WILL NOT BE SHARED WITH ANYONE AND WILL PROVIDE DISCOUNTS, BACKSTAGE PASSES., VIP COMPLIMENTARY PASSES FOR FUTURE EVENTS DEPENDING ON THE VENUE AT HAND.
AS THE LEGENDS OF VINYL CONTINUE TO EXPAND, THE ACTUAL VALUE AND EQUITY OF BEING "ON THE LIST" BECOMES YOUR SECRET WEAPON TO FULLY CAPTURE THE ESSENCE OF L.O.V.
THE "LEGENDS OF VINYL" ( L.O.V.) AND DJ HALL OF FAME NAMES ARE TRADEMARKED ENTITIES. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. UNAUTHORIZED USE OF THE NAMES, ENTITY, OR ANY PART THEREOF IS CONSIDERED A VIOLATION UNDER APPLICABLE LAW AND SUBJECT TO SEVERE DILIGENTLY PURSUED FINES AND/OR PENALTIES UNDER GOVERNING COURT OF LAW EXCEPT FOR ADVANCE MUTUALLY AGREED UPON WRITTEN PERMISSION. SIMPLY STATED, IT IS HIGHLY ADVISABLE TO NOT USE THE LEGENDS OF VINYL (L.O.V.) NAME, OR ANY PART THEREOF, WITHOUT ADVANCED WRITTEN PERMISSION.