• Jordan & The Fascinations (2) (Queens, New-York)
    Ref : The Fascinations (1) / The Boulevards


    Personnel :

    Jordan Christopher (Lead)

    Frankie Zazzo

    Lou Adessa

    Jim Alessandria

Discography :

    Jordan & The Fascinations (2) 

    1961 - My Imagination / I'll Be Forever Loving You (Dapt 203)
    1961 - Love Will Make Your Mind Go Wild / My Baby Doesn't Smile Anymore (Dapt 207)
    1961 - Give Me Your Love / Once Upon A Time (Carol 4116)
    1962 - I'm Goin' Home / If You Love Me, Really Love Me (Josie 895)

    Unreleased :
    1962 - She's Gone
    1962 - Loving Fool
    1962 - Baby I Need You
    1962 - One-Two-Three
    1962 - Goodnight 

    Biography :

    In the late 1950s, Jordan Zankoff and pals Gene Blackford, Phil DiMascio and Darrel McDonald formed a doo-wop group called the Fascinations. The boys performed at sock hops and appeared on WEWS-TV's One O'Clock Club. In 1960, the Fascinations cut a 45 RPM record for the Sure label in Philadelphia. The featured song was It's Midnight, a romantic serenade with soaring vocals, while the calypso-tinged Doom Bada Doom was the flip side. Although it wasn't a hit, Zankoff had found his niche. Things happened quickly after that.

    Zankoff married an Akron woman, Mary, in 1961 and welcomed a daughter, Jodi, a year later, but the marriage ended in divorce in 1964. In 1961, the singer changed his name to Jordan Christopher, eliminated his mustache and moved to New York. The Boulevards were produced by Bayside, Queens, New York record entrepreneur Jerry Love. The Boulevards, were local boys from Queens, Frankie Zazzo, Lou Adessa, Jim Alessandria, Bobby Thomas and Ralph Lasher. Jerry matched up Jordan Christopher with some members of the Boulevards to form a new group - Jordan and The Fascinations. Jordan & the Fascinations recorded songs for Carol, Dapt, Crystal Ball and Josie labels.


    Christopher's break came when he joined The Wild Ones, the house band at New York's Peppermint Lounge, as singer and guitarist. After a residency at the Peppermint Lounge of eight months, The Wild Ones were hired to play at "Arthur", the Manhattan discothèque operated by Sybil Williams, then recently divorced from Richard Burton. Within a month of meeting, Christopher and Williams—eleven years his senior—began dating, marrying in 1966

    Songs :

    My Imagination      I'll Be Forever Loving You          Love Will Make Your Mind Go Wild

    My Baby Doesn't Smile Anymore       Give Me Your Love            Once Upon A Time

    I'm Goin' Home          If You Love Me, Really Love Me          She's Gone / Goodnight

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