Producer of Barry Manilow, Pat Benatar and Cher
is best known as the lead singer for The Archies, as well as the one-hit
wonder group The Cuff Links. The Archies single "Sugar, Sugar" was the number-one selling record of 1969
in the United States.
In 1969, Dante hit the U.S. Top Ten with the single "Tracy," at the same time that
"Sugar, Sugar" occupied the top of the chart. Another Archies
single, "Jingle Jangle" was thought to be sung by either Betty or Veronica, but was Dante using his falsetto vocal. From 1973 to 1981, Dante was the record
producer for singer Barry Manilow, and often sang backup on Manilow's recordings,
including the 1974 #1 single "Mandy."