Tommy Petillo

President & CEO



Graduate of Nutley High School;
United States Army Military Police;
President of American Walcraft Painting & Decorating;
Lead singer of the band Parkway;
Lead singer of The original Duprees; 1978-1979

Lead singer John Salvato’s Duprees; 1983-1986

Lead singer Tony Testa Duprees; 2001- present

President of “Spotlight Production Concerts;
Producer/Host cable TV-The Jersey Music and Video Spotlight;
Producer/Host cable TV- “Everything Italian TV”
Writer TV/movie script-“The Boys From Jersey City”.
Author- “We Need More Love Songs”.
Nutley Volunteer Firefighter;
Township of Nutley, Public employee Civil Service;


Our goal at the East Coast Music Hall of Fame Museum is to provide a home for the music of the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, Rock & Roll era. We are inclusive to all who have made considerable contributions to the music and categories of its Art Forms. All ECMHOF nominees will have a place in the recorded history of our Museum. We considered our selection process to be by our Voting Ambassador Members and the “Voice of the People” some 500 to date…allowing for a reasonable more manageable way to place all the information related to the music in our Museum. We obviously cannot put everyone in at the same time. This is why each year we will be recognizing and honoring deserving individuals and groups. We hope this helps those who have indicated that there are so many artists who deserve recognition in their respective categories as well as additional “Lifetime Achievement Award “ recipients… We welcome recommendations from our Ambassador Members for submissions to our nominating committee for consideration. As we move forward with much anticipation each coming year we hope to Preserve, Honor, Educate and Help Perpetuate the music for future generations…by recording the full history of our music here on the East Coast where it all started…

For The Love of Music

Tommy Petillo President CEO

ECMHOF Museum & Gala