• The Bachelors (3)   

    The Bachelors (3) (New Heaven, CT)

    Personnel :

    Kenny "Vance" Vogt (Lead)

    Santo "Sandy" Ratineri

    Anthony Guarnieri

    Fred Merola

    Ralph Donnarummo

    Discography :

    Kenny Vance & The Bachelors (3)
    1955 - Flaming Red Hair / Did Your Pen In Sunshine (Winston 8001)

    The Bachelors (3)
    1957 - From Your Heart / A Million Teardrops (National 104)
    1957 - Today, Tomorrow, Forever / I Want A Girl (Shame Shame On You) (National 115)
    1958 - Teenage Memory / Sometimes (MGM 12668)
    Unreleased :
    1958 - I'm Sincere (MGM)
    1958 - Moon (MGM)


    Biography :

    Vocal group from New Heaven, CT with Kenny Vogt, Sandy Ratineri, Anthony Guarnieri, Fred Merola and Ralph Donnarummo. Their first single came out in 1955 as Kenny Vance & The Bachelors for the Winston Label.

    In 1957, the group sign a recording contract for National records. National label operated by industry veteran Joe Leahy for a short period in New York in 1957.

    The Bachelors (3)

    It seems there may have been at least five totally different National labels over the years. The Group cut two singles for Joe Leahy, and "From Your Heart" became a Northeast regional hit song.


    As a quartet with Kenny Vance, Sandy Ratinieri, Fred Merola and Charlie Guanierie, this is the same group that will record a single for MGM in 1958. (See Articles from Sunday Herald)

    Sunday Herald - Jul 6, 1958
    The General Artists Corp (One of the best talent agency in the business) flipped after auditioning the Bachelors and plans to promote the quartet on a national scale. Local lads have been booked into Pittsburgh's lush Copacabana and several swank country clubs in that aera.  They performed on the Arthur Godfrey Show.
    Sunday Herald - Apr 27, 1958
    The Bachelors, New Haven Quartet. In the Group, Kenny Vance, Sandy Ratinieri, Fred Merola and Charlie Guanierie. Incidentally, they have their disk coming out soon on the MGM label

    Songs :
     (Updated by Hans-Joachim)

    From Your Heart                   A Million Teardrops                  Sometimes

    I Want A Girl (Shame Shame On You)    Teenage Memory     Today, Tomorrow, Forever



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