Peter Lemongello (Via his legendary Love '76 Television Album) became not only the first singer in American history to sell over one Million albums on television. He also was the first singer to underwrite the cost of this unprecedented TV Ad campaign by going public and selling shares of stock in his career to the public.
In addition to becoming a household word inside of his first 16 weeks by blanketing New York, Los Angeles and Las Vegas with over 100 television commercials per week. His story made the Front Page of the Wall Street Journal.
Every major TV news organization from 60 Minutes to A Current Affair did feature stories on Peter's accomplishment. Every major newspaper and magazine (People, Time, Newsweek, The London Sun, L.A. and New York Times, etc.) ran feature stories as well. He was even Bachelor of the Month in Cosmopolitan Magazine.
Along with famed writer Teddy Randazzo, who wrote among other hits, "Goin Out Of My Head", Peter created "Mood-Rock Music" (Tender Love Ballads put to a new beat moving them into a contemporary feel). "Do I Love You" by Paul Anka and "The Hungry Years" by Neil Sadaka jumped out of the album and onto the radio stations to become the signature songs of the TV album.
Instantly, Peter was headlining in his own right, at the biggest and most famous places like "Carnegie Hall", "Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts", and "Madison Square Garden" with all of them sold out....and he had proved that the buying public still respected and admired his kind of music. Peter has continued to perform all these years in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, Branson Missouri, Myrtle Beach, SC. and New York.