• (L to R) Tony, Michael, Bob - (Front) Carlo

    Carlo & The Cupids (4) (Fulton, New York)
    ref : The Royal Rockers ???

Personnel :

Carlo Blandina (Lead)

    Michael Iannelli (saxophone, Vocals)

    Bob Babcock (Vocals)

    Tony DiMiglio (Vocals)

Discography :

    Carlo & The Cupids (4)
    1958 - Teenage Blues / Crazy Rock (Parker 501/Judd 1007)
    The Royal Rockers
    1959 - Where Can She Be / Scramble ( Jimmy Stevens) (Darl 114)

    Biography :

    Singing group from Fulton formed in 1957 and composed by Carlo Blandina, Michael Iannelli, Bob Babcock and Tony DiMiglio. Besides singing, they also play musical instrument. In November 1958, Carlo & the Cupids recorded two tunes. The numbers are "Teenage Blues" and "Crazy Rock". The single was released on the Parker label out of Broadway in December, re-released on The Judd Label later. The Judd label was owned by Sam Phillips' brother Judd Phillips. The label was established in Sheffield, Alabama, in 1958, and continued operations until 1961.

    (l to r) Carlo Blandina, Michael Iannelli, Bob Babcock and Tony DiMiglio

    Carlo & the Cupids were one of the warm up groups at the Meadow Brook Theater in Cedar Grove NJ followed by the Everly Brothers, Frankie Avalon & Fabian. They performed on channel 13 "Jocko's Rocket Ship": American Bandstand's competition. In 1959/60 a single by the Royal Rockers was released on Darl Records with a picture sleeve of Carlo & the Cupids. In fact "Scramble" is a rockabilly tune by Jimmy Stevens. The other side "Where Can She Be" is a ballad but it's not sure whether it's Carlo & the Cupids.

    Songs :

    Carlo & The Cupids (4)

    Teenage Blues                                  Crazy Rock

    The Royal Rockers

     Where Can She Be


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