Ernie Canadeo is the president and CEO of The EGC Group, Long Island’s largest integrated advertising and digital marketing company. He founded EGC after working in various advertising, marketing, and promotion positions at RCA/A&M/Arista Records from 1979 to 1985. During that time, he promoted artists such as Hall and Oates, The Police, Rick Springfield, Diana Ross, Eurythmics, The Kinks, Joe Jackson, R.E.M., and many others. Canadeo is proud to say that his first live concert was Janis Joplin at Madison Square Garden, with Johnny Winter and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band as opening acts. His most cherished possession is The Kinks’ Dave Davies’ original Vox amplifier, which he purchased from Davies in 2007 while in London. Canadeo, who joined LIMHOF’s Board of Directors in 2010, is an avid music lover, attending dozens of live concerts and music festivals each year. He recorded a CD of self-penned songs in 1999 and occasionally picks up his guitar to scare his kids and neighbors.