• The Catalinas (1) (New Haven, CT.)
    aka The Buddies (6)



    Personnel :

    Johnny Luth

    Jimmy Colwell

    Artie DeNicholas

    Johnny Kunz

    Tommy Juliana




    Discography :

    The Catalinas (1)

    Singles :
    1958 - Castle Of Love / Give Me Your Love (Little 811/812 / Jayne 502)
    1973 - Why do fools fall in love / I'm so tired (Jayne 500)
    1973 - Castle of love / The Stars tonight (Jayne 501)
    1973 - I love you / Give me your love (Jayne 502)
    1973 - Until next year / Litterbubug (Jayne 503)
    1973 - Back in my arms / Blue Velvet (Jayne 504)

    Unreleased :
    Little Star - I Wonder Why - Sometimes - Whispering Bells - In the Still of the Night - Story Untold - Come Go With Me - Tiny Clouds - Tell me Why - Moon out Tonight - One Summer Night - Hushabye - Remember Then - Glory Of Love - Little Girl of mine - Remember When - Tonight I Fell in Love - Wonderfull Girl

    The Buddies (6)
    1959 - Castle Of Love / Give Me Your Love (Okey 7123)

     

     

    Biography :

    This group was started by the two people who started the Van Dykes from New Haven, Ct. The Catalinas were started in 1957, by Art Denicholas and Tommy Juliana, were school chums at Wilbur Cross High School in New Haven. 

    Their first record was on Little Records in NYC.... " Give Me Your Love"   backed with "Castle of Love", both written by Art and Tommy. Later re-released as by The Buddies on Okeh Records. They did many live shows and tours, til art had to go into the Army in 1961, where he entertained with the USO in Germany for two years.

       

    When his tour of duty was over, he arrived home to New Haven, to find that his parent's house was decorated with a big sign, made by his old friend Tommy, who let Art know.....we gotta start up a new group , thus the Van Dykes were born in 1963.        


    The Van Dykes (Frankie, Tommy, Art)

    The Van Dykes were the only band in New Haven to have three #1 singles in a row.  WAVZ 1300am and WNHC 1340am , both am stationsand the general public loved the Van Dykes! ....yes New Haven was home to the Five Satins, but they only had one  #1....plus a string of singles, but no other  number ones.        
    Bobby Roche



    Songs :

       
    Castle Of Love                                 Give Me Your Love

           
    I'm so tired                                  Little Star / Tiny Clouds                I Wonder Why / Story Untold

           
    Sometimes / Come Go With Me     Whispering Bells / In the Still of the Night     Tell me Why / Moon out Tonight

       
    One Summer Night / Hushabye      Remember Then / Glory Of Love

       
    Little Girl of mine / Remember When     Tonight I Fell in Love / Wonderfull Girl

     

     

     

     

     

     


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