The Official site of Sir Monti Rock III aka Disco Tex and the Sexolettes
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTTo all of Monti Rock’s friends:
Monti’s true friend and companion for over 42 years left this planet for the spiritual world of eternity. He will be waiting faithfully for his partner to join him when the time is right. Bruce Mosham was more than just a partner. Bruce was, as Monti says, “The power behind the legend.” Bruce was a wonderful man. He was Monti’s manager, bodyguard, typist, and much more. This was true love that is so very rare these days. I was in love with both of them.
As you know, Monti is a legend in his own time. It spread over the 42 years he spent with Bruce. He was on the Johnny Carson show over 85 times. He performed at Ceaser’s Palace and many other places in his career. He performed at the Beverly Hilton Hotel with Josephine Baker, where he had the audience in total awe of his performance. He starred with John Travolta in the classic “Saturday Night Fever,” as the judging disc jockey.
Monti is in deep mourning for his partner, Bruce. He is planning a “celebration” of Moshman’s life. The date and time will be announced soon. If any of his true friends read this, and want to help him create a special event. Please let him know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WELCOME TO MY PAD!
DISCO TEX & HIS SEX-O-LETTES
To all my unconditional followers, friends and supporters of Monti Rock III:
Read Monti's latest
review in The Las Vegas Weekly Magazine by Rick Lax.
IF YOU ARE PLANNING A WEDDING,
PLAN IT WITH MONTI
This is from a recent post on the Zeitgeistworld.com
Does the name Monti Rock III ring a bell for any of you? How about Disco Tex? Monti Rock III was one of the first quasi-openly gay men that I ever saw on TV. He was a frequent talkshow guest, first on Merv Griffin’s show starting in the mid-60s and then he was on Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show A LOT in the 70s and 80s. (He was probably on the tonight show as often as Steve Martin was during that era). I was really too young to have consciously realized what Monti’s flamboyant persona meant, but I think with a character like Rock (not to mention Paul Lynde, or Kenneth Williams in the British “Carry On”), you just kind of got it by osmosis. Or via the eyeliner and glitter. (Or your dad’s grumbling every time Monti appeared on his TV set, perhaps!) I must admit that the name Monti Rock III has not crossed my mind often in the past, I don’t know, maybe… three decades, but I was happy to read this fun article from Paisley Dalton at Zeitgeistworld (via World of Wonder) indicating that Monti Rock is indeed alive and well and living in Las Vegas.
NYC in the 70s would have been just another cesspit had it not been for the sparkle provided by the head queen himself Monti Rock III. Having scored two top 40 hits Get Dancin’ and I Wanna Dance Wit’ Choo, produced by Bob Crewe (The Four Seasons, Frankie Valli, early Michael Jackson and Roberta Flack), under the group name Disco Tex and His Sex-O-Lettes, Monti provided the soundtrack for many gay men who were celebrating newly found sexual freedom on the enfranchised dance floors in New York’s underground disco scene. After fame and notoriety hit from over 80 appearances on talk shows like Johnny Carson and Merv Griffin and a feature spot in mega movie Saturday Night Fever with John Travolta, Rock exited stage left with an addiction to booze, a severed relationship from Bob Crewe and a self-imposed moratorium on anything having to do with the glitz, glamour and gayness that made him beloved and in his words ‘a joke’. Now at 72, Monti is talking again…about life as a hustler, endowment (not talkin about money here!), the effete glitter years and… a new life as an ordained minister? Zeitgeistworld: Hey Monti! What’s up with you? Monti Rock III: First of all, I thank you for searching me out. I guess most people think I’m dead. Right? Zeitgeist: To be honest, I don’t think most people under 40 have any idea about you and your contributions. I was a bit surprised that your still doin’ it in Las Vegas. Monti Rock III: I’m working on a movie. The focus of the film is ‘hope and never giving up’. I see it as a guy, the first openly gay man in the 5os and 60s that got on television. The story should start with that. How being openly gay was very romantic in that era. What it was like to be a trailblazer. Everyone knew I was gay. I was very over the top, darling! If you donned long hair and beads and wore pancake make up in 1961, if that wasn’t openly gay, what was it? The ‘queens’ didn’t do that back then.
WHO IS MONTI ROCK III?
MONTI ROCK III AKA DISCO TEX AND THE SEX-O-LETTES is iconic, legendary, unpredictable, an enigma, undefinable, and a legend in his own mind. The media is having a field day rediscovering Monti - See the Vanity Fair issues for December 2009 and February 2010. Vanity Fair refers to Mr. Rock as one of the architecs of the 1960s; a little known fact is that Monti was THE hairstylist, and was the ceator of the blunt cut and asymetrical style, that has remained in vogue for all of these years. His hair styles appeared on the greatest models and magazine covers of the 1960s.
His television appearances from that era was topped by his multitude of appearances on the Johnny Carson Show (a total of 84 times!!!!) and you would never forget his appearance in the cult classic film, "Saturday Night Fever."
What we would like the world to know is that Monti Rock III has now become one of the most respected columnists in the nation. He is still an entertainer who performs at concerts as Disco Tex - everywhere from Atlantic City, New York City to the west coast since the baby boomer disco generation is now clamoring to see him again and return to their youth.
Now – the newest Monti Rock III – the very Reverend Monti Rock III – officiates at wedding nuptials. He is currently building his own chapel, aptly named “The Chapel of Lust.” His blog, as well as being on his site (montirock.us) is on www.reportonvegas.com and go to: Monti-licious. For more info go to www.montirock.us.
He has developed his new advertising company – and he is in the process of creating his television show will be shown on the Internet. He has built quite a following on You Tube. Producers have been banging down his door for his services. Mr. Rock is very protective of his own brand, which is his life.
If you see Monti around town – well, how can you ever miss him????– with his leopard wrapped car and his leopard and wildlife couturier ensembles which create a sensation that cannot be put into words – it is an entire visual impact. He is a true supporter of the World Wildlife Fund (only wears fine, false furs – protecting those magnificent creatures – remember that all who support PETA).
Now, Mr. Rock is involved in a new recording studio venture, this is one for the ages!!! Produced by Platinum Rock, his brother, who has recorded Monti for the past 20 years, he is now focusing on Latin dance rap. This time he is not using a pseudonym – he will be billed as Sir Monti Rock III from the Bronx, NY –so, welcome home, Joseph Moses Montanez, Jr. – have you missed me??? This time you cannot!
To all of his fans, supporters and the media, he thanks you from the bottom of his heart for your kindness.
Disco Tex and the Sexolettes (Sold 7,000,000 copies)