THE PRINCE OF ROCK & ROLL
…Radio and Television Personality and Master of Ceremonies and Humanitarian
Mickey B has been in the entertainment business for over fifty years. It is a career that spans the music industry from radio and television to Master of Ceremonies to an accomplished writer, singer, producer and promoter. Mickey B’s title of “Prince of Rock n Roll” says it all!
At the age of 15, Mickey B was the youngest Master of Ceremonies in the Catskill Mountain resorts. His expertise and finesse in the skills of “Master of Ceremony” makes Mickey B in constant demand today. For eighteen consecutive years, Mickey B was MC for the New Year’s Eve Gala at the Hyatt Cerromar Beach Hotel in Dorado Beach, Puerto Rico.
Mickey B has entertained many public celebrities. The list includes: Former Mayor Koch, the late Lee Atwater (Chairman of the Republican National Committee under President Ronald Reagan and President George Bush,) Mayor Dinkins, Donald Trump and Peter Kalikow (former MTA chairman and former owner of the New York Post.)
In the 1960’s Mickey B sang and recorded ten records with Paul Simon in a group called “Tico and the Triumphs.” Although Mickey does not sing with the group today, his love of the music is evident in his support of today’s groups.
In 1979, Mickey B wrote, produced and sang “ Here Comes the Garbage Man,” which was released in the U.S.A. on the Buddha label. In Europe the song was picked up by the Vogue record label and charted at number 7 in France and coincidentally it is still being played in Europe today. Mickey B also recorded a number of other songs on the Buddha label as “Mickey’s Men.”
Mickey B hosts many shows at the Patchogue Theatre, Eisenhower Park, boat cruises, hotels, BB Kings, NYCB Theater in Westbury and many other venues. He has made many guest appearances on television. In addition to appearances on The Joe Franklin Show, he has also appeared at the Ed Sullivan Theater and on NBC Saturday Night Live Stage for many charity television telethons. Mickey B has produced and hosted several of his own shows for cable TV.
Mickey B, “ The Prince of Rock n Roll,” is also the Prince of Humanitarianism. The list of charities that Mickey B supports includes: Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy, American Cancer Society, Aids Research and Vietnam Veterans. Mickey B is the host of the National Committee for Furtherance of Jewish Education Telethon. Mickey B also created with Rabbi Perl the Good Deeds Awards for teenagers and the list goes on.
For sixteen years, Mickey B hosted the “Juke Box Revue” segment for the Cerebral Palsy Telethon appearing on the WWOR-TV network with hosts Dennis James, Marilyn Michael, Ben Vereen, Florence Henderson and Clint Holmes. His reputation as “The Prince of Rock n Roll” gives him the credentials to introduce the great talents of the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s while supporting these charities.
Mickey B is a truly outstanding individual who continually strives to support the music of the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s and has the unlimited support and devotion to so many charities.