Mario Rocco

Inducted in the Delaware Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2019

About Mario Rocco

In 1973 Mario saw an Elvis concert and had his grandmother make him an Elvis shirt. This began a long career as an Elvis Impersonator. He started several local bands and in 1983, Mario, Tom Watson, Dante Danese and Duane Buckley started a group called Sparx. After a few years Mario left and in 1989 he started The Parade of Stars and in 1992 started The Country Video Dance Show on Channel 28. He became a household name in Delaware and his career soared. He interviewed some of the greatest performers such as: Travis Tritt, Garth Brooks, Kathy Mattea and several other famous performers. Just to name a few, He opened up shows for: Tammy Wynette, The Four Tops, Temptations, Duprees, Olivia Newton John, Johnny Maestro & Brooklyn Bridge, Eddie Rabbit, etc. Today Mario due to health reasons is semi-retired and keeps involved by producing various shows for many different artists.