• The Dedications (1)

    The Dedications (1) (Ozone Park, New York) 


    Personnel :

    1961 lineup

    Mike Parquette (Lead & First Tenor)

    Steve Variccio (Baritone)

    Kenny Jeremiah (Second Tenor)

    Bobby Bosco (First Tenor)

    1983 lineup

    Mike Parquette(Lead & First Tenor)

    Joseph Burke (First Tenor)

    John Mallon (Bass)

    Ronald Petri (Second Tenor)

    Steve Petri (Baritone)


    Discography :

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    1962 - Why Don't You Write Me / Boppin Around (Card 335/336/201)
    1963 - Shinning Star / Mary Lou (C&A 506)
    1963 - I Ain't A Bit Sorry / Toy Boy (Bell 611)
    19?? - My Juanita / Why Don't You Write Me (Avenue D8)
    1983 - Why Don't You Write Me / My Juanita (Avenue D 8)
    1983 - Crazy For You / Never (Avenue D 9) 

    Johnnie Shepherd  bb The Dedications (1)
    1961 - How Blue My Heart / Boom Boom Boomerang (Tilden 3001)

    Scott English & The Dedications (1)
    1962 - (You're Takin')  Ugly Pills / When (Joker 777)
    1963 -  When / High On A Hill (with the Accents)(Sultan 4003/Spokane 4003)

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    Biography :

    The Dedications were a White group from Ozone Park, New York composed in 1958 by Mike Parquette (Lead & First Tenor), Steve Variccio (Baritone), Kenny Jeremiah (Second Tenor) & Bobby Bosco (First Tenor). The group was managed by Frank Cariola. Frank Cariola (Cari) was based in New York City along with his songwriting partner Anna Vito.

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    The Dedications (1963)  Bobby Bosco, Kenny Jeremiah,  Richie Ingui, & Charlie Ingui

    Frank Cari is another one of those independent writer/arranger/producers whose name appears on various New York labels in the early to mid sixties. He owned Card Records, Sultan Records, Joker Records, Tilden Records, Sultan (BMI) and Turban (BMI)…

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    The Dedications backed Johnnie Shepherd on his Tilden’single and cut "Why Don't You Write Me" b/w "Boppin Around" on The Card Label. The group appear on the Murray the K and Cousin Bruce shows and backed Scott English on others Frank Cariola’s label : Joker & Sultan. . Their rendition of the Crests’ "My Juanita" though probably recorded in the early 60's did not surface until this original Avenue D release.

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    The Dedications (1963) Kenny Jeremiah, Bobby Bosco, Richie Ingui, & Charlie Ingui

    In early 1963, Steve Variccio Left, he was replaced by Charlie Ingui & when Mike Paquette left he was replaced by Richie Ingui. when Bobby Bosco left..... Charlie Ingui Richie Ingui & Kenny Jeremiah went on to become the New Dedications who recorded "I Ain't A Bit Sorry" b/w "Toy Boy ». This group could be called the fore runner of the Soul Survivors.


    Songs :
    (updated by Hans-Joachim) 

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    Why Don't You Write Me / Boppin Around

     Shinning Star / Mary Lou                         I Ain't A Bit Sorry

    Why Don’t You Write Me / My Juanita           Crazy For You / Never          


    Johnnie Shepherd  bb The Dedications (1)

    Boom Boom Boomerang / How Blue My Heart


    Scott English & The Dedications (1)

    (You're Takin') Ugly Pills / When


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