About Us

To preserve, honor and showcase New England’s musical heritage.

That’s the mission of MMONE, the Music Museum Of New England. This website is the first step in a long journey from creating a virtual “museum” online to building a bricks-and-mortar visitors center and archive.

Call us “em-em-won”. We’re a group of volunteers dedicated to that mission. We’ve been adding information, images, audio, video and links to this site since its launch more than six years ago. And with its relaunch in April 2013, we’re taking it to a new level of design, ease of use, and comprehensive coverage.

We have two basic criteria for inclusion in the museum: that a person, place or organization was involved professionally with music in New England at least 15 years ago, and has made a noteworthy contribution to our musical legacy. If you see someone or something missing from this site that you feel deserves to be there, contact us at info@mmone.org. And if you have a story to tell about a memorable musical experience, you can contribute it by clicking on the “You Too” key.

To establish a presence in the “real” world we launched the Boston Music Trail™, with historical markers on places of musical significance. We’ve created a new area on the site where, as we dedicate markers, you can see what those locations are and where to find them. The Trail is funded in part by the Music Drives Us Foundation. We are seeking funding to develop a multimedia mobile app so that you can see, hear and learn about each location when you visit it.

The Music Museum Of New England, Inc. is a Section 501(c)(3) organization eligible to receive tax-deductible donations.

Board of Directors

Steve Nelson, President & Co-Founder — Manager of The Boston Tea Party rock and blues club in 1967-68, since then Steve has been involved in numerous media, marketing and technology entrepreneurial ventures.

Harry Sandler, Vice President & Co-Founder — A member of the successful late Sixties Boston band Orpheus; today Harry is Vice-President at American Program Bureau, a leading speakers booking agency in Boston.

Michael Fondo, Treasurer & Co-Founder — An attorney who is Director of Taxation for the private equity firm Audax Group in Boston, Mike previously was Director of Tax Planning for Fidelity Investments.

Dave LaCamera, For many years head of his firm Lordly & Dame, Dave has handled event production, artist management and speakers booking.

David Bieber, Director of Special Projects for the PhoenixMedia/Communications Group for 19 years, David spent 16 years before that heading up marketing, promotion and advertising for WBCN-FM.

Fred Bramante,  Founder and CEO of Daddy’s Junky Music

Advisory Council

Don Law, President, Live Nation New England (formerly Tea Party Concerts)
Dave Marsden, Live Nation New England
Chip Rives, TRP Sports & Entertainment
David Swartz, leading collector and archivist of Boston concert posters and memorabilia
Wayne Ulaky, former bassist for The Beacon Street Union and executive at Canobie Lake Park

MMONE.org Staff

Carl Tortola, Webmaster
Steve Haag, Web Editor-in-Chief

MMONE makes a good-faith effort to verify the information on this website, but we cannot guarantee the accuracy of submissions from our contributors. Please contact us if you believe there are any significant errors or omissions.

MMONE in the News

Feb 17, 2017 Newton Media Center | Museum Open House – The Music Museum of New England

Jan 19, 2017 Vanyaland | Legendary rock club the Boston Tea Party celebrates 50th anniversary at the Verb and Hojoko

Jan 11, 2017 Boston Globe | Boston Tea Party — the rock club, not the protest — celebrates anniversary

Nov 09, 2012 Boston.com | Aerosmith’s old apartment building in Allston is first site of Boston Music Trail

Nov 03, 2012 notlobmusic.blogspot.com | The Music Museum Of New England launches the Boston Music Trail

Nov 2012 Paperblog.com | The Music Museum Of New England Launches the Boston Music Trail

Nov 28, 2009 Berkshire Fine Arts | Music Museum of New England Rock ‘n’ Soul Benefit Concert December 13

Nov 26, 2007 Berkshire Eagle | Preserving music from New England

Feb 28, 2007 Boston.com | Virtual museum preserves New England’s musical scene