• Dicky Dell & The Bing Bongs aka The Troys

    The Troys aka Dicky Dell & The Bing Bongs 

    Dicky Dell & The Bing Bongs (Brooklyn, New York)
    aka The Troys


    Personnel :

    Richard Owens "Dicky Dell" (Lead of The Bing Bongs)

    Lou DeMarco (Lead of The Troys)

    Michael John Rampino (Baritone)


    Discography :

    Dicky Dell & The Bing Bongs
    1958 - Ding-A-Ling-Ding-Dong / Cling (The Bing Bongs) (Dragon 10205)

    The Troys
    1959 - Cling / Ding-A-Ling-Ding-Dong (Okeh 7120)


    Lou Demarco
    1956 - Careless Love / My Lady Fair (Ferris 903)
    1957 - Your Kind Of Love / You Tell Me Your Dream (Ferris 909)

    The Four Chimes
    19?? - It Grows, It Grows, It Grows / Chitarra, Bring Her Back To Me (Primos 1003)


    Biography :

    In 1958 Lou Demarco, Michael John Rampino and two neighbourhood friends formed a singing group named The Troys. Their name derived from The street corner they first started to sing on in Brooklyn NY. The corner of Troy ave. and Schenectady boulevard. The Troys recorded two songs "Ding-A-Ling-Ding-Dong" and "Cling". Dragon Records likes "Ding-A-Ling-Ding-Dong" but would prefer another vocal lead. Dragon Records forced them to take a singer named Richard Owens to record and forced them to change their name as The Bing Bongs and renames Richard Owens "Dicky Dell". The single of Dicky Dell & The Bing Bongs is released at the end of 1959. Manager of the group sold the demos of the two songs originally recorded by The Troys to the Okeh label who released the Single in the summer of 1959. The Lead Singer of the Troys, Lou DeMarco is probably the same artist who recorded two singles in 1956 and 1957 on The Ferris Label and with The Four Chimes on "It Grows, It Grows, It Grows."


    Songs :

    Dicky Dell & The Bing Bongs

                Cling                                      Ding-A-Ling-Ding-Dong

    The Troys

             Cling                                     Ding-A-Ling-Ding-Dong

    Lou Demarco

    Careless Love                                  My Lady Fair


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