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The Boomers: The Story of Adonis, A Story of Our Generation

When I was in the 2nd grade, we moved to a new house off of Newfield Avenue in Stamford. The house was one of five on a new development on a dead end street. When the nights were still, I would sometimes hear creaking noises as you sometimes do in a new house. My parents told me simply that it was the house settling. But my older

brother, Bobby, had a different story. Bobby would share the tale of how a mansion once stood where our house was and for many years, a famous rock band had lived there. The band did as rock stars do and partied hard until one frightful winter's night when a mysterious fire had burned the house to the ground and the band had perished. The noises I heard were that of the band still partying hard into the night and haunting us within our property. This was scary stuff for a young boy.

Cut to about 25 or so years later when I met local business executive, Michael Macari, a 30+ year veteran of the music and TV industries.  As I got to know Michael, he shared a story with me about how he was once a lead singer in a rock band calledAdonis. Lo and behold, they had once lived in a mansion that stood in the very same location of the

house I grew up in.  He continued to share that he and the band had lived there until a mysterious fire burned the house to the ground and displaced them. In other words, there were no deaths.

While my brother now claims, "it was a different band".. I'm certain now that it was just the new house settling.  ...or was it?

In any case, I share this story because Michael Macari recently penned a book reflecting on his times with his band. Including the cast of characters that accompanied them on their journey towards the top.  The book is called "The Boomers: The Story of Adonis, A Story of Our Generation".   It is emblematic of an entire generation of people and the experiences they shared in life. From garages to clubs to concerts- during the post- 1960s.

The book provides an account of a time when big-show club bands like Adonis were playing alongside giants and legends in music like Styx, Michael Bolton, and others.  From a local perspective, you are certain to be brought back in time to a Stamford of yesteryear. Macari

recounts many names, clubs, and the various neighborhoods of the 1960's and 70's in vivid detail.  Macari remembers his time spent at clubs like Rapsons (here in Stamford) and

Detroit (a huge rock club in Port Chester) in the late 70s. Bands like Twisted Sister, Deep Purple, Alice Cooper's band, Kiss and others are recalled in real and personal stories.

Macari was driven to write the book after the death of a friend's father. Family and friends were brought together to reminisce an entire bevvy of stories from that generation. His hope is that the book will help people reconnect and remember this great generation.  "As the 'Baby

Boomers' - the largest generation in history- move into our twilight years, we seek once again to relive, to remember, to celebrate the times that bind", he adds. "Perhaps there are a few treasures still left to be discovered."

Adonis consisted of Steven Matsis on bass guitar, Peter Klein on guitar and vocals, Ben Lionetti on drums and percussion, and Michael Macari on lead Vocals and acoustic guitar; all from Stamford. The multi-talented keyboardist Tom Mackno was from Norwalk.


 

Pick-up "The Boomers: The Story of Adonis, A Story of Our Generation" at Amazon in Paperback or Kindle today!

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