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Richard Deperna
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Birth: Mar. 18, 1949
Death: Jul. 30, 2003
Burbank
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Richard Deperna attended Burbank High School with the class of 1967.

Richard along with his brother started the band " The Boston Tea Party " back in the sixty's out of their home in Burbank.Internet source reads as:

"In spite of the name, these guys were from Burbank, California. Originally formed in 1963, they started out as a surf outfit, but by the mid-'60s had decided to follow popular trends, reinventing themselves as a psych band.

Featuring a lineup of brothers Mike (keyboards) and Richard (bass) DePerna, singer Travis Fields, drummer David Novogroski and guitarist Mike Stevens, the group debuted with the 1967 single "Words" b/w "Spinach". Originally released by the small Big Boss label, the single was promptly reissued by Gene Autry's Challenge Records. A pair of follow-ups also did little ("Is It Love?" b/w "Don't Leave Me Alone" and "Free Service" b/w "Rose In the Night").

The first released by the MGM affiliated Flick Disc label, 1968 saw the quintet debut with their first LP - the cleverly-titled "The Boston Tea Party". Co-produced by Jerry Styler and Dave Brooks. 
 
Burial:
Unknown
 
Created by: Linda Carole Mustion
Record added: Feb 02, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24322513
Richard Deperna
Added by: Linda Carole Mustion
 
Richard Deperna
Added by: Linda Carole Mustion
 
Richard Deperna
Added by: Linda Carole Mustion
 
 
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Richard is missed by his 1967 Burbank High classmates.
- Linda Carole Mustion
 Added: Feb. 2, 2008
 
 
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