Once a sports agent to athletes like baseball slugger Lou Pinella and quarterbacks Vince Ferragamo and Phil Simms, Fishof switched his focus to the entertainment world in the eighties. He reunited the Monkees and started the highly successful runs of Ringo Starr’s All-Star Band tours. These days, he most well known for running the Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp, an amazing experience where regular dudes get to jam with legendary rock stars.
I participated in a RRFC when I was writing my latest book Power Chord. I had a fantastic time hobknobbing with folks like Ace Frehley, Rudy Sarzo, iconic producer Eddie Kramer, and many more. It’s a great, great event and I was amazed at how well-run and organized the weekend was. I’ve put together a few conferences and stuff before, nowhere near the scale and complexity of the Rock Camp, and it’s a tough, tough job. So I was really impressed at Fishof’s team.
Now, Fishof shares the lessons he’s learned on tour and in the production rooms of major rock tours in Rock Your Business: What You and Your Company Can Learn from the Business of Rock and Roll. It’s a fun, informative read about how you can apply many of the characteristics of rockstars and their agents in your own daily life, whether you’re an attorney or run a hardware store. But Fishof’s lessons saves you the destroyed hotel rooms and embarrassing mug shots.
If you’re in the Hollywood area tomorrow, make sure to swing by the event at Book Soup. And if you’re a rock fan, take your autograph book. It wouldn’t be surprising if some of Fishof’s heavyweight pals make an appearance.