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James Darin – (Jimmy Ercolani) – Goodbye Cruel World

  James Darin – (James Ercolani) – Goodbye Cruel World James William Ercolani (born June 8, 1936), known by his stage nameJames Darren, is an Italian-American television and film actor, television director, and singer. Born in Philadelphia, on June 8, 1936, Darren began his career as a teen idol, having been discovered by talent agent and casting […]

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Jim Croce – Italian American – “Operator”

Jim Croce – Italian American – “Operator” – Croce was born in South Philadelphia, to James Albert Croce and his wife Flora Mary (née Babucci), both Italian Americans. Croce took a strong interest in music at a young age. At five, he learned to play his first song on the accordion, “Lady of Spain.” Croce […]

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Bobby Darin – Mysteries and Scandals – A Video Bio

Bobby Darin = Mysteries and Scandals – Video Bio – Bobby Darin born Walden Robert Cassotto on May 14, 1936 was an American singer, songwriter, and actor of film and television. He performed in a range of music genres, including pop, rock’n’roll, folk, and country. He started as a songwriter for Connie Francis, and recorded […]

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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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I Will Follow Him – Little Peggy March

I Will Follow Him – 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 charts. Everybody Loves Italian          Everybody Loves Italian Dominic and Frank […]

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