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Cantor’s son makes rocker dreams come true at Rock N’ Roll Fantasy Camp

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23.02.2021

Put Alice Cooper, Judas Priest and other rockers in a room with a bunch of unknown aspiring musicians and what do you get? The real-life event known as Rock N’ Roll Fantasy Camp.

Although this might sound scripted, it is one man’s real-life entrepreneurial dream come true. Founder David Fishof was a lousy teen musician. But, at the encouragement of his father — a cantor whose survival features in S.B. Unsdorfer’s Holocaust memoir “The Yellow Star” — Fishof came of age promoting his brother’s band in the Catskills. He went on to rep sports stars and other heavy hitters. He created the first Monkees reunion tour in 1986, as well as multiple tours for Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band.

On the road with Ringo, some musicians played an elaborate practical joke on Fishof, prompting him to ponder how fun it might be for ordinary folks to interact closely with headliners. And thus, a star-filled experience was born.

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About 20 years in the making, the camp is now the subject of a new documentary, “Rock Camp, The Movie” which dropped onto video on demand platforms this week and is currently streaming at virtual theaters.

When a film opens with the words, “Rock stars were harmed in the making of this film,” you know you’re in for a virtual Harley ride. Indeed, the film is as fun as its title suggests. But it is also surprisingly stirring, revealing how four days of living large at a real-life School of Rock gives people lasting hope. David Fishof, Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp founder and owner greeting a camper during a Rock Camp in 2018. (Courtesy Rock N’ Roll Fantasy Camp)

Former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick, who joined the camp’s team of professional counselors in 2005, says the pros are often “blown away by the campers” — though that’s not to say they aren’t also occasionally starstruck by their fellow rock gods.

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