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Duprees – “Have You Heard”

Duprees – “Have You Heard” The Duprees is an American musical group of doo-wop style, which had a series of hit records in the early 1960s. 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 […]

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The Elegants – Little Star

The Elegants  Little Star The Elegants is an Italian American doo-wop vocal group, that was started in 1958 by Vito Picone, Arthur Venosa, Frank Tardogno, Carmen Romano and James Mochella in South Beach, Staten Island, New York. Before their nursery rhyme inspired song, “Little Star”, became a number one hit, the band usually performed informally […]

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Once in a While – The Chimes

  Once in a While – The Chimes The Chimes came together under the direction of lead singer Lenny Cocco in the mid-1950s. Their first single  “Once in a While”, peaked at #11 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1961. Everybody Loves Italian             Everybody Loves Italian Dominic and Frank forever dedicated to the celebration of […]

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The Angels Listened In – The Crests

The Angels Listened In – The Crests Johnny Mastrangelo (Johnny Mastro, Johnny Maestro) lead vocalist of the Crests had a vocal style that was instantly recognizable. The Crests became a juke box favorite of national teen audiences through the late 1950s and early 1960s. Everybody Loves Italian                     Everybody Loves Italian Dominic and Frank forever […]

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Step by Step – The Crests

Step by Step – The Crests On May 9th, 2012 Johnny Maestro lead singer of the Crests was honored by the U.S. House of Representatives . This posthumous honor is a permanent part of the Congressional Record. Everybody Loves Italian                Everybody Loves Italian Dominic and Frank forever dedicated to the celebration of all things “Italian” […]

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The Crests – Sixteen Candles

The Crests – Sixteen Candles The Crests: a New York R&B doo-wop group, formed in the mid 1950s. Their most popular song, “16 Candles,” #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1959 sold over one million copies. Lead Vocals by Johnny Mastrangelo (Johnny Maestro). Everybody Loves Italian    Everybody Loves Italian Dominic & Frank forever committed […]

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Born Too Late – The Ponytails

Born Too Late – The Ponytails Toni Cistone (Lead Singer) and the Ponytials. The wispy innocence of the Poni-Tails’ harmony has been heard on oldies radio for over thirty years thanks to one timely hit “Born To Late.” A record about an older boy, “Born To Late” is a rock and roll classic, a “girl […]

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