• The Glenwoods aka The Chateaus (2)
    Gary DeCarlo 

    The Glenwoods (Bridgeport CT.)
    aka The Chateaus (2)


    Personnel :

    Johnny Castle (Lead)

    Frank A. Borelli

    Gary DeCarlo "Garret Scott"

    Joe Reed

    Dale Frashuer

    Ronnie Schlrlllo

    Norman Zachlod aka Zack Norman

    Bill Garneau


    Discography :

    The Glenwoods
    Single :
    1961 - Elaine / That's The Way I'll Be Jubilee (5402)
    Unreleased :
    1961 - Give Me A Chance (Jubilee)
    1961 - Tell Her (Jubilee) 

    The Chateaus (1)
    1963 - Summer's Here (School Is Through) / Honest I Will (My Pledge To You) (Coral 62364)

    Zack Norman
    1962 - Hey Doll / Givin' Up Love (Poplar 111)



    The song ""Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye"" can be traced back to 1961, when three Bridgeport, Connecticut teenagers cowrote a song they called "Kiss Him Goodbye." The song was not recorded and never released. The three teenagers were Gary DeCarlo, Dale Frashuer and Paul Leka. All three attended high schools in Bridgeport— Leka (Bassick High), DeCarlo (Central High) and Frashuer (Roger Ludlowe High). Soon after, DeCarlo and Frashuer joined a group known as the Glenwoods. The other members of that group were Joe Reed, Johnny Castle (Castlelenetti) and Frank Borelli. The group's name changed several times, first to the Citations and then to the Chateaus.

    The Glenwoods aka The Chateaus (2)    The Glenwoods aka The Chateaus (2)

    The members of the group have also changed, Norman Zachlod aka Zack Norman, Ronnie Schlrlllo and Bill Garneau were also part of the group at certain times. Leka sat in with the groups and played piano. The new formed group going into New York in 1959 making their first record with the songs “That's The Way It Will Be" b/w "Elaine” both written by Frank A. Borelli. The single arranged by Stan Vincent was Released by Jubilee Records as "The Glenwoods". They took their name from a street in Brooklyn, Glenwood Ave. Their second record arrives two years later on the Coral Label : “Summers Here (School Is  Through)” b/w " Honest I Will" on Coral. They were now the “Chateaus” at the time.

    The Glenwoods aka The Chateaus (2)
    Kneeling, from left, are "The Glenwoods," Ronnie Schlrlllo, Norman Zachlod and Bill Garneau.
    Standing, are Joe Reed, Alexander, Sheila O'Brien, Dale Frashuer, Kathy O'SuIlivan, John Castle, Frank A. Borelli and Gary DeCarlo.

    The group disbanded when Paul Leka talked Dale Frashuer into going into New York City with him to write and possibly produce. In 1962, Norman Zachlod as Zack Norman recorded "Hey Doll" (written by Gary DeCarlo) and "Givin' Up Love" (written by Norman). The single will be released by Poplar records. In 1968, Gary DeCarlo recorded four songs at Mercury Records in New York with Paul Leka as producer. The singles impressed the company's executives, who wanted to issue all of them as A-side singles. In need of a B-side, Leka and DeCarlo resurrected an old song from their days as the Glenwoods, "Kiss Him Goodbye", with their old bandmate, Dale Frashuer. With DeCarlo as lead vocalist, the three musicians recorded the song in one recording session.

    The Glenwoods aka The Chateaus (2)

    Instead of using a full band, Leka had engineer Warren Dewey splice together a drum track from one of DeCarlo's four singles and played keyboards himself. December 6, 1969, Steam's "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye" hit the #1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart attributed to a then-fictitious band they named "Steam". It was released under the Mercury subsidiary label Fontana and became a number one pop single on the Billboard Hot 100 in late 1969, and remained on the charts in early 1970.


    Songs :

    The Glenwoods


    Elaine                                     Give Me A Chance


    That's The Way It'll Be                                      Tell Her             

    The Chateaus (1)

    Summer's Here (School Is Through)                     Honest I Will

    Zack Norman

      Hey Doll                                        Givin' Up Love


    Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye


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