Millions of viewers across the US have seen Randy Jackson’s replacement on “American Idol”: Scott Borchetta.
A dozen or so oldtime Westporters probably say “hmmmm…”
Back in the day, the Post Road was filled with mom-and-pop grocery stores (think Calise’s, without the hot foods). The owners worked hard, and served their neighborhoods well.
One — near Old Road, about where the Lexus dealer and Anthropologie are now — was owned by a Mr. and Mrs. Borchetta.
Their son Mike graduated from Staples in 1961, then went off to California. He became a noted record promoter for labels like Capitol, RCA and Mercury.
Later Mike moved to Nashville, to start his own independent record promotion company.
Scott is Mike’s son. He was a race car driver, then founded Big Machine Records and discovered Taylor Swift.
Now he’s “American Idol”‘s house mentor. The show, of course, is all about hard-working, unknown people trying to make it big.
Sounds like 3 generations of the Borchetta family, right?
(Hat tip: Dick Alley)