• The Charters (1)
     

    The Charters (1) (Manhattan, New York)

     



    Personnel :

    Richie Rios (Lead)

    Eddie Lebron

    Bobby Dominick

    Richie Molina

    David Rosenberg




    Discography :

    1963 - My Rose / El Merengue (Tarx 1003)
    1963 - I Lost You / My Little Girl (Alva 1001)
    1963 - Lost In A Dream / This Makes Me Mad (Merry-Go-Round 103)





    Biography :

    "The Charters" were from NY's Lower East Side (Lillian Wald and Riis Projects in Manhattan). The members were Eddie Lebron & Bobby Dominick from Jacob Riis and David Rosenberg, Richie Molina and Richie Rios from Lillian Wald.

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    The Charters (1961)

    From 1959-1963 The Charters would practice on 6th St nearly every night. In 1962, The group cut their first single : " My Rose" b/w "El Merengue" released on the Tarx Labelin early 1963. Tarx Records was part of Ben Smith's stable of New York labels, including : Tra X, TraX, TriX & X-tra.  Joe Webb, their manager, wrote "El Merengue"k and have idea to combine Doo Wop with latin

    The Charters (1)    The Charters (1)

    Richie Rios                                                              The Charters (1963)

    Their second single " I Lost You" b/w  "My Little Girl" was produced in New York, and written by New Yorker, Jimmy Bailey. The single was released on Alva. A third single was released by the Charters on the Merry-Go-Round Label in December 1963, "Lost In A Dream" b/b "This Makes Me Mad".

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    The Charters (1961)

    According to Richie Rios, the charters recorded a fourth single, but which one ?. It would seem, The Charters on The Mel-o-dy label (Motown)  was from Toledo, Ohio. Their Mel-o-dy cuts were produced and recorded in Toledo.  





    Songs :

      
    El Merengue                                     My Rose

      
    My Little Girl                             I Lost You

      
     Lost In A Dream                       This Makes Me Mad





     

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    The Fabulous Fremonts

    The Fabulous Fremonts  (Pueblo, Colorado)

     



    Personnel :

    Irene Chavez (Guitar / Vocal)

    Henry Garcia (Guitar / Vocal)

    Vic Macheto (Saxophone / Vocal)

    John Rivera (Drums / Vocal)





    Discography :

    1964 – Gee Whiz / Watermelon Man (Valerie 2003)

     




    Biography :

    The Fabulous Fremonts formed in the early 1960’s and were headed up lead singer and bass guitar player (and table steel guitar player) Irene Chavez. Irene started playing guitar at the age of 7 and would occasionally join her mother as a duet performing on local radio in Pueblo. Irene – with help from her mother – assembled the Fremonts which included Henry Garcia on lead guitar, Vic Macheto on saxophone and John Rivera on drums. They took their name from a Las Vegas night club ash tray “The Fremont”. They usually performed as “The Fabulous Fremonts” but would also go by “The Fremonts”. In 1961, while attending Central High, Irene entered the GI Forum competition which was a talent and beauty contest. She won the Pueblo competition, the state of Colorado competition and placed third in the national competition in Las Vegas. Vic Macheto and John Rivera both departed the band with Rivera being replaced by drummer John Trujillo.

    The Fabulous Fremonts    The Fabulous Fremonts

    The Fremonts continued as a trio performing at Pueblo’s Honey Bucket and Tony’s Danceland. Next came the opportunity to cut a record, the Fremonts asked their manager (Irene’s mother) if they could cut a record. A session was scheduled with Valerie Records (the Band Box subsidiary) and the band made the long drive north to Denver accompanied by Irene’s soon-to-be-husband, Tano Roybal. After recording several songs on tape, “Gee Whiz” and “Watermelon Man” were deemed the best and pressed as a record. For around $500 the band received the master tape and 300 records. “Gee Whiz” received local airplay and did chart #38 on the local charts.
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    Songs :



    Gee Whiz


     

     


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  • Julito & The Latin Lads (1)

    Julio Manuel Acevedo Lanuza
     

    Julito & The Latin Lads (1) (Puerto Rico)




    Personnel :

    Julio Manuel Acevedo Lanuza "Julio Angel" (Lead)

    Julio Castro

    Cesar Nieves

    Paco Lara

    Pepe Miranda

    Gigi Nieves




    Discography :

    1963 - Nunca / Poesia En Movimento (by Pepe Luis) (Rico-Vox 27)

     



    Biography :

    Julio Manuel Acevedo Lanuza, (December 23, 1945 – July 6, 2015) better known as Julio Angel, was a Puerto Rican trio, bolero, rock and pop singer.  During the early 1960s, Julio Angel made his television debut at Puerto Rico's WAPA-TV canal 4 television channel, singing with The Tropicals, participating in Myrta Silva's show, "Una Hora Contigo" ("One Hour With You"), which lead him to become one of the nueva olas teen idols in Puerto Rico.

    Julito & The Latin Lads (1)
    The Tropicals (L to R)  Frank (Paco), Eddie Cal, Joe (Pepe),Julio Angel, Eddie Almo & Frankie Cal.

    Around this time, Julio Angel started singing along rock stars like Neil Sedaka, Frankie Avalon and others during their concerts in Puerto Rico. In 1963, Julio Angel formed the group The Latin Lads with Julio Castro, Cesar Nieves, Paco Lara, Pepe Miranda and Gigi Nieves.   

    Julito & The Latin Lads (1)  Julito & The Latin Lads (1)
                                                                                    Julio Manuel Acevedo Lanuza

    The group recorded "Nunca" on Rico-Vox as Julito & The Latin Lads produced by Alfred D. Herger. Julio Angel scored a radio hit with  "Nunca" ("Never" the Earls song).  In 1965, he joined Alfred D. Herger in a show named "Canta la Juventud". In 1966, Acevedo and Herger would collaborate on another show, named "2 a Go-go".





    Songs :


     Nunca (Never)







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    Nate & The Royaltees

    Nate & The Royaltees (Indianapolis, In.)

     

     Personnel :

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    Biography :

     This vocal group from indianapolis perform in the city and its surroundings in 1963 ... Have they recorded ???

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  • The Quotations (1)
     

    The Quotations (1) (Brooklyn, New York)
    (The Early Years)




    Personnel :

    Larry Kassman (Lead)

    Richie Schwartz (First tenor)

    Lew Arno (Second Tenor)

    Harvey Hershkowitz (Baritone)





    Discography :

    The Quotations (1)

    Singles :
    1961 - Imagination / Ala Men Sy (Verve 10245)
    1962 - This Love of Mine / We'll Reach Heaven Together (Verve 10252)
    1962 - See You in September / Summertime Goodbyes (Verve 10261)
    1964 - In The Night / Oh No I Still Love Her (Admiral 753)

    Demos :
    1959 - Time Was
    1959 - Sunday Kind Of Love
    1959 - September In The Rain
    1960 - Imagination
    1960 - We'll Reach Heaven Together
    1962 - Why Not, Why Not You

     

    Mike Regal bb The Quotations (1)

    1963 - Too Young / Is It True What They Say About Barbara? (Kapp 506)




    Biography :

    The Quotations, best known for their 1961 smash hit "Imagination", were first formed in late 1958 in Barney's pool room on Kings Highway and East 14th street in Brooklyn, N.Y. Richie Schwartz (First tenor), Lew Arno (Second Tenor) and Harvey Hershkowitz (Baritone) were harmonizing when Larry Kassman asked if he could sing with them. Larry instantly was asked to join the group as lead singer. The group took their name from a song "Quotations Of Love" that a friend Mike Rose had written and the group often sang.

    The Quotations (1)

    The Quotations could often be found singing under the Rainbow Store by the Kings Highway train station, Manhattan Beach, The Brighton Beach boardwalk and at Sid Gordon's Bowling Alley. Most Members attenuated James Madison High School. In 1959 they recorded their first demos "Time Was", "Sunday Kind Of Love" and "September In The Rain". Lew Arno sings lead on "September In The Rain". A songwriter who worked for Don Kirshner and whose brother was a friend of the Quotations heard the group and decided to become their manager. The songwriter, Helen Miller took the group on various auditions but the group was always told o come back with original Material.

    The Quotations (1)    The Quotations (1)

    In 1961, the Marcels had a number one hit with "Blue Moon" and this gave the idea to take another old standard and give it some outrageous treatment. In 1961, the Quotations first release "Imagination" on Verve Records a division of MGM brought the group Success. Concert appearances followed as far away as Detroit and in the southern states. The flip side "Ala Men Sy" caused problems because many disc jockeys decided to play this side rather than "Imagination". In 1962 the Quotations follow-up release "This Love of Mine" b/w "We'll Reach Heaven Together" received some airily. In April 1962 the group recorded "See You in September" and "Summertime Goodbyes". The Quotations felt that "See You in September" was going to be a big hit for them. Verve Records planned a late spring release for this record but somehow the record didn't get released until the last week in August. Disc Jockeys decided to not play this summer song because the summer was all but over.

    The Quotations (1)

    The Quotations rarest record was released on Admiral Records in early 1964. These two sides "In The Night" and "Oh No I Still Love Her" were recorded in 1962 and the group themselves were never aware that this record was released. Admiral records was owned by Richard Wolfe who was also the producer and arranger for the Quotations Verve Releases. "Why Not, Why Not You" is a demo recorded by the Quotations in 1962. Hellen Miller brought this tune and the Quotations arrangement of it to the attention of the Dovells and they released their own version of it one of their albums. "Too Young" and "Is It True What They Say About Barbara?" were recorded on Kapp Records in 1963 under the artist name Mike regal.

    The Quotations (1)
    1964 - (L to R) Larry Kassman, Sandy Sonner, Richie Schwartz and Harvey Hershkowitz.

    Mike Previously was the lead singer for Bobby Roy and The Chord-A-Roys who came from the Brighton Beach and the Sheepshead Bay Sections of Brooklyn and recorded for JDS Records. Mike also was the lead of the Romeos who recorded the answer to the Token's "Lion Sleeps Tonight" on Amy Records, "The Tigers Wide Awake". In 1964, Sandy Sonner replaced Lew Arno and the group recorded some acappella sides for Relic Records and finally the group broke up.




    Songs :
    (updated by Hans-Joachim) 

    The Quotations (1)

         
      Imagination                           Ala Men Sy                    This Love of Mine

         
    We'll Reach Heaven Together       See You in September        Summertime Goodbyes

         
    In The Night                     Oh No I Still Love Her                   Time Was (demo)

         
    Sunday Kind Of Love   (demo)        September In The Rain (demo)       Imagination (demo)

      
    We'll Reach Heaven Together (demo)          Why Not, Why Not You (demo)





    Mike Regal bb The Quotations (1)

      
    Too Young       Is It True What They Say About Barbara?





     

     

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