•                  Paste Up Picture - L to R :Guy Villari, Sal Cuomo, Charles Fassert, Ernie Maresca 

    The Desires (3) (Bronx, New York)
    aka The Runarounds (2) aka The Regents (3)


    Personnel :

    Guy Villari (Lead)

    Sal Cuomo (First Tenor)

    Charles Fassert (Second Tenor)

    Ernie Maresca (Baritone)


    Discography :

    Singles :
    1962 - Story Of Love / I Ask You (Seville 118)

    Unreleased :
    1959 - Barbara Ann
    1959 - Teenage Love


    Biography :

    An earlier version of the Regents from 1957 was called The Monterays, and included Guy Villari, Sal Cuomo, Charles Fassert and Ernie Maresca (who later had a hit with "Shout, Shout - Knock Yourself Out"). The group recorded demos in Bell Sound, Associated, and Regent Sound studios. They were signed to Seville Records as The Desires, however, none of the songs they recorded were released, until the group had success three years later as The Regents. Ernie Maresca left the group to concentrate on songwriting after one of his songs "No One Knows", became a hit for Dion & The Belmonts in 1958. he was replaced by Jacobucci.

    Ernie Maresca

     In 1958 the group recorded Villari's "A Teenager's Love". At the same recording session they waxed "Barbara Ann" in three takes. Eddie Jacobucci revived the Regents by accident. His group, the Consorts, lacked original songs for an audition, so they recorded a version of "Barbara Ann". The owner of Cousins Records heard the track and decided to release the original version by the Regents. The original group reunited, and Cousins released "Barbara Ann" in March 1961. It became a No. 1 record in New York


    Songs :

    Story Of Love                                        I Ask You

    Barbara Ann


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