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Rock & Roll History – The Capris – Morse Code of Love

Rock & Roll History The Capris Morse Code of Love * 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, and bass John […]

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Rock & Roll History – I Will Follow Him – Little Peggy March – Perry Como Show 1963

Rock and Roll History I Will Follow Him Perry Como Show April 24, 1963 Little Peggy March   Little Peggy March (Margaret AnnaMarie Battavio from Lansdale Pa.) Discovered at age 13 singing at her cousin’s wedding. This is the first Perry Como show appearance: April 24, 1963. Just as I Will Follow Him hits #1 on the US […]

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Love is a Many Splendered Thing The Four Aces

 Love is a Many Splendered Thing The Four Aces Al Alberts (Albertini), Lou Silvestri, Rosario “Sod” Vaccaro and Dave Mahoney The Four Aces * The Four Aces are an American male traditional pop music quartet, popular since the 1950s. Over the last half-century, the group amassed many gold records. Its million-selling signature tunes include “Love is a Many-Splendored Thing“, “Three Coins in […]

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Doo Wop History – “HUSHABYE” – The Mystics 1959

Doo Wop History “HUSHABYE” The Mystics 1959 * The Mystics are a singing group which began in Brooklyn, New York, USA in the late 1950s. The group was known as The Overons, a quintet that, when signed to Laurie Records, consisted of Phil Cracolici, Albee Cracolici, George Galfo  Bob Ferrante, and Al Contrera.     […]

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Rock & Roll History – “At The Hop” Danny & The Juniors – Bandstand 1958

Rock & Roll History Danny and The Juniors At The Hop – Bandstand (1958) Danny Rapp, Frank Maffei, Dave White and Joe Terranova.   * “At the Hop” was played for Dick Clark, whose popular music show American Bandstand was broadcast live from their hometown of Philadelphia. Dick didn’t have any immediate openings on the show, […]

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Rock & Roll History – The Elegants – “Little Star” – 1958

Rock & Roll History The Elegants – Little Star September 1958 * Vito Picone, Carmen Romano, James Maschella, Frank Tardogno and Arthur Venoso  The Elegants     The Elegants is an American doo-wop vocal group, that was started in 1958 by Vito Picone, Arthur Venosa, Frank Tardogno, Carmen Romano and James Moschello in South Beach, Staten Island, New York. Before […]

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I’M IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE ~ by The Chimes 1961

“I’m In The Mood for Love” The Chimes 1961 * Lenny Coco, Pat Deprisco, Joseph Croce, Richard Mercado and Pat McGuire    A bit of history on the Chimes The Chimes (later Lenny Cocco & the Chimes) were an American  doo wop group from Brooklyn. The group came together under the direction of lead singer Lenny Cocco in the […]

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