• Billy & The Patios aka The Singing Roulettes aka The Roulettes (2)

    The Roulettes (2) aka Billy & the Patios aka The Singing Roulettes
    The Roulettes (2)

    The Roulettes (2)  (Manhattan, New York)
    aka Billy & the Patios aka The Singing Roulettes



    Personnel :

    Billy Galante

    Bobby Galante

    Bobby Wicks

    Victor Points

    Lillie Acosta




    Discography :

    The Roulettes (2)
    1958 - I See A Star / Come On Baby (Champ 102)

    The Singing Roulettes
    1959 - Hasten Jason / Wouldn't Be Going Steady (Scepter 1204)

    Billy & The Patios
    1961 - Love Is A Story / You Name It (Lite 9002)

    Billy Gallant
    1962 - Scribbling On The Wall / Thinking Wishing Hoping (Dee Dee 501)
    1963 - Thinking Wishing Hoping / If You'd Only Be My Love (Goldisc G6)




    Biography :

    Bobby Galante was singing with a group of guys from the neighborhood that included himself, Bobby Wicks and Victor Points. Bobby wanted his brother Billy to write a song for his group. Billy wrote two songs, "I See A Star" and "Come On Baby". Victor Points was supposed to do the lead on "I See A Star", Victor simply froze at the microphone, He would open his mouth but nothing came out.

    The Roulettes (2) aka Billy & the Patios aka The Singing Roulettes   The Roulettes (2) aka Billy & the Patios aka The Singing Roulettes
    Billy at the Arthur Godfrey                                                                       1960 At the Hop with Dick Clark

    They had no choice to quickly find a new lead singer for the song. Billy Galante spoke with Johnny Maestro, who mentioned a girl named Lillie Acosta. She was a stand-in for the Crests and the new lead singer for the group. They booked the Allegro Studios in New York and recorded "I See A Star" and "Come On Baby". Bobby Galante sang lead on the flip. After listening to the record, Florence Greenberg from Champ Records on Broadway signed with them a recording contract. Florence contacted Radio DJ Jocko Henderson to acquaint him with the records.

    The Roulettes (2) aka Billy & the Patios aka The Singing Roulettes
     Contract signing and Autographswith Sal Galante, Bobby Galante, Joan Galante

    The record got significant airplay in the Tri-State area and The Roulettes appeared at records Hops all over New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. The record appeared as #55 on the CashBox chart. In 1959, they Waxed their second Records "Hasten Jason" and "Wouldn't Be Going Steady" released on Florence’s new Scepter label. the record didn't stand a chance, Florence Greenberg provided no support for "Hasten Jason".

    The Roulettes (2) aka Billy & the Patios aka The Singing Roulettes
    Billy & The Patios

    Billy Galante decided to continue singing after group broke up. Billy sang lead for the Intros as they played the club circuit in New York and New Jersey. In 1961, Billy wrote "Love Is A Story" and decided to record the song at the regency Studios in New York City. He assembled a group wing included Bobby Wicks, Victor Points and his wife’s Brother, Robert Malfi. They used the name Billy & The Patios because he wanted a new name and a clean slate. The record was put out on the Lite label but again, the record didn’t have a chance. Billy Galante continued as a solo singer under his name & Billy Vance...






    Songs :

    The Roulettes (2)

      
    I See A Star                                     Come On Baby


    The Singing Roulettes

      
        Hasten Jason                            Wouldn't Be Going steady


    Billy & The Patios

      
    Love Is A Story                                     You Name It


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