• Dougie & The Dudes 

    Dougie & The Dudes (New York)


    Personnel :

    Douglas Royal (Lead)

    Tony Smith (Bass)

    Paul Ortiz (First Tenor)

    Tony Gerena (Second Tenor)

    Jack Sanchez (Baritone)


    Discography :

    Dougie & The Dudes
    1961 - Fire / Settle Down ‎(Keith 6500)

    Dougie The Dude
    1962 - Lifetime / Cowboy Joe (Amy 869)


    Biography :

    Dougie Royal & The Dudes are a group from West 27th Street 10th Ave. NYC. First called the Five Gents, The group consisted by Douglas Royal (Lead vocals), Tony Smith (bass vocals), Paul Ortiz(first tenor vocals), Tony Gerena (second tenor vocals), Jack Sanchez (baritone vocals). Tony Orlando also sang tenor with these guys before his hit record  which launched his career. Tony Orlando started his career with the group called the Five Gents. The Five Gents allowed Tony to join the group, and later changed their name to Dougie and the Dudes after a member of The Tops (Little Jimmy & The Tops)  began to call them dudes. They recorded two singles for Keith and Amy Records)


    Songs :
    (updated by Hans-Joachim) 

    Fire                                               Lifetime

    Settle Down                                 Cowboy Joe


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