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“Till Then” The Classics – 1963 – Great Song

“Till Then” The Classics – 1963 * The Classics (known more recently as Emil Stucchio and the Classics) were an American vocal group formed in 1958 in Brooklyn.     The Classics first sang together in high school; two of them had previously sung in a group called The Del-Rays. In 1959, under the auspices of manager […]

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My Own True Love – The Duprees 1962

The Duprees “My Own True Love” 1962 * The Duprees are an American musical group of doo-wop style who had a series of hit records in the early 1960s.   The Duprees “My Own True Love” was a vocal adaptation of “Tara’s Theme” from the soundtrack of Gone with the Wind and became the group’s second hit. * The group […]

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Dion Performing Live – “Runaround Sue”

Dion Performing Live “Runaround Sue” * Dion Francis DiMucci (born July 18, 1939), better known as Dion, is an American singer and songwriter whose work has incorporated elements of doo-wop, rock, R&B and the Blues styles.    Initially as lead singer of Dion and the Belmonts and then in his solo career, he was one of the most popular American rock and roll performers of the pre-British Invasion era. Dion […]

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The Duprees – ” Have You Heard”

The Duprees  “Have You Heard” * The Duprees are an American musical group of doo-wop style who had a series of hit records in the early 1960s. “Have You Heard?” is a popular song written by Lew Douglas, Frank LaVere and LeRoy W. Rodde and published in 1952. The biggest hit version was recorded by Joni James in 1952, charting the next year. The song was revived by The Duprees and became […]

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“What a Night ‘ – Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons – 1976

“What a Night ‘ Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons The Original Jersey Boys * The Four Seasons opened 1976 atop the Billboard chart with their fifth #1 single, “December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night)“, co-written by Bob Gaudio and his future wife Judy Parker. The single also hit number one in the United Kingdom. […]

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“You Belong to Me” – The Duprees – Live 1962

“You Belong to Me” – The Duprees Live 1962 *     The group was founded in the early 1960s in Jersey City, New Jersey, by William L. Dickinson High School students Michael Arnone, Joe Santollo, John Salvato, Tom Bialoglow, and lead singer Joey Canzano (later known as Joey Vann).  George Paxton, a former big band leader was […]

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Rock & Roll History – There’s a Moon out Tonight -The Capris 1960

Rock and Roll History There’s a Moon out Tonight The Capris – 1960 * All of the original members were Italian Americans from the borough of Queens in New York, United States.    Started by first tenor Mike Mincieli, the original group coalesced in 1958 – also including Nick Santo (Santamaria) lead baritone, second tenor Frank Reina, baritone Vinnie Narcardo, […]

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Jersey Boys – Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons Tony Award Tribute

Jersey Boys – Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons Tony Award Tribute * The Four Seasons are an American rock and pop band that became internationally successful in the 1960s and 1970s. Since 1970, they have also been known at times as Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.     In 1960, the band known as The Four Lovers evolved into the Four Seasons, […]

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Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons Big Girls Don’t Cry 

Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons Big Girls Don’t Cry  * The Four Seasons are an American rock and pop band that became internationally successful in the 1960s and 1970s. Since 1970, they have also been known at times as Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.     In 1960, the band known as The Four Lovers evolved into the Four Seasons, with Frankie Valli as […]

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Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons – Big Girls Don’t Cry

Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons Big Girls Don’t Cry  * The Four Seasons are an American rock and pop band that became internationally successful in the 1960s and 1970s. Since 1970, they have also been known at times as Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.     In 1960, the band known as The Four Lovers evolved into the Four Seasons, with Frankie Valli as […]

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