• The Coquettes (2) (New York)

    Personnel :

    Joann Bongiorno (Vocal/Accordion/Sax)

    Ruth Russo (Vocal/Guitar/Trumpet/Banjo)

    Carole Schneider (Vocal/Guitar/Trombone)

    Karen Chanda (Vocal/Bass)

    Discography :

    1957 - Sidewalk Sweethearts / Ask Anyone Who Knows (Columbia 41059)
    1958 - When We're All Through School / The Music Goes Round And Round (Columbia 41117)
    1959 - I'm Making Believe / Won't Somebody Hear My Prayer (M-G-M 12820)
    1960 - Somebody's Watching All The Time / Wedding Bells (M-G-M 12909)

    Biography :

    Vocal & Instrumental group from New York , variously a quartet or quintet. They were a popular lounge band throughout the '50s/'60s  and appeared in venues throughout the United States.


    The Group cut two singles for Columbia and two others for MGM between 1957 and 1960. Joann Bongiorno, Ruth Russo and Carole Schneider wrote "Won't Somebody Hear My Prayer" for MGM.


    This is the same group (with several members change) who had a minor hit in 1967, "I'll Release You," an answer to Engelbert Humperdinck's hit "Please Release Me.

    Joann Bon & The Coquettes

    Joan Bon (often credited as Joann Bon) and The Coquettes were a popular girl group  in the late 1960s, who cut five singles and two album for MTA between 1967 and 1969.

    Songs :

    I'm Making Believe                   Won't Somebody Hear My Prayer

    Sidewalk / Sweethearts






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