Richard (DiCicco) Rome ’49 used his skills in piano playing , arranging , recording, conducting and producing to win himself a Grammy, a Clio and Honoris Causa Doctorate of Music from Combs College in Philadelphia. He formed Th Ritchie Family disco group in 1976 and hass been in just about every area of the music business. His bio says, “For anyone who has watched television, viewed a motion picture. listened to a record or attend a live musical performance…it would be virtually impossible not to have heard the musical contributions of Richard Rome as a pianist, conductor, arranger, and recording artist.” One commentator said, “Rome’s signature style is intereaving multidimensional horns and strings to accentuate the sensuality of the compositions.” Note: Richard Rome’s information written by Gene Alessandrini was excerpted from Tony Evangelisto’s book,”The Stars of Southern High”. Additional biographical information is available on wilkepedia.org/wiki/Richie-Rome.