• The Del-Tones (2) (Brewer, Maine)

    Personnel :

    Jim Richardson (Lead)

    Steve Currie (Baritone)

    Adrian Hallet (Bass/Guitar)

    Bob King (Tenor)

    Discography :

    1959 - Laura Lee (Unreleased)

    Biography :

    Fifteen year old Steve Currie formed the Del-Tones with three other Brewer, Maine high schoolers in the fall of 1956. They Choose the name the Del-Tones out of admiration for the Del-Vikings whose tunes they often performed. Jim Winters, star of WABI radio and his own area record hops, helped launch their career by booking the group all over eastern and northern Maine.

    Hallet, King, Currie, Richardson

    They did TV with Curly O'Brian and Dick Curless and in 1957 played to a capacity crowd at the Brewer Auditorium opening for Curless, who had just won Top honors on the Arthur Godfrey Talent show. Jimmy Hayden would sub for the sometimes absent Hallet and Robinson worked occasionally with the Statics, but for the most patron of the Del-Tones maintained a steady lineup. In 1959, the guys auditioned for Event Records who offered to cut a record if the boys coughed up half the cost. They Didn't and Event didn't.

    Songs :

    Laura Lee



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