A Look Back at Don Pietromonaco


For many Baby Boomers who grew up in St. Louis, Don Pietromonaco provided the soundtrack for the late 1960s. He was the second “Johnny Rabbitt” on KXOK Radio, but was the one that most Baby Boomers remember. Writing his profile for The Colorful Characters of St. Louis brought an abundance of memories.

Pietromonaco’s child appearances in movies like An Affair to Remember and The Boy With Green Hair prepared him for his screwball encounters with imaginary sidekick, his Sunday night “Rabbitt Hops” at the Club Imperial and interviews with stars like Sammy Davis Jr. It’s hard to describe how he sounded. It’s best to listen to one of his programs on YouTube.

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