•  Phil & the Catalinas (7)

    Phil & the Catalinas (7) (Columbus, Ohio)

    Personnel :

    Phil Gary Sciamamblo (Lead)

    Harry Smith

    Rick Guyton

    Discography :

    1960 - Bobby Layne / June 30th (Olimpic # /Triodex 106)
    1960 - Dancing Little Fool 'Clementine' / Our Love is So True (Olimpic #)

    Biography :

    By his own admission, Phil Gary (Sciamamblo) was never a great singer. However, at age 16, he was already a promoter.

    Inspired by Watching Freddy Cannon lip-synch"Tallahassee Lassie" on The Dick Clark Show, he cowrote a song with his mother called "Bobby Lane"an recorded it in a basement with a group of Guy (Harry Smith, Rick Guyton, and later Phil Stobart) he named the Catalinas. Olimpic records was formed by Phil Gary for releasing records by himself and the Catalinas.


    Phil Gary booked Veterans' Memorial in 1961 for what he called the Battle of the Groups. In addition to Phil Gary and the Catalinas, those that competed included the Carians. Gary eventually persuaded Phil Stobart of the Carians to join the Catalinas but he still considers the Carians to have been the best of all the local groups.
    David Meyers,Arnett Howard,James Loeffler,Candice Watkins (Columbus: The Musical Crossroads)

    Songs :

                       June 30th                         Our Love Is So True (unfinished)

                Bobby Lane                             Dancing Little Fool 'Clementine'



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