• The G-Notes (Thousand Oaks, Ca)
    aka The Gino Sisters aka  Jeff & The Gino's


    Linda Gino

    Nancy Gino

    Colleen Gino

    Discography :

    The G-Notes
    1958 - I Would  / Ronnie (My Teenage Dream) (Tender 510/Jackpot 48000)
    1959 - Broken Down Merry-Go-Round / Johnny, Johnny, Johnny (Guyden 2012)
    1959 - If They Only Knew / Say You're Mine (Form 102)

    The Gino Sisters
    1958 - Be My Special Valentine (with Carol Kurman) / Valentine Rock (inst) (Hart 1691-51)
    1958 - Gone You're Gone (?)

    Jeff & The Gino's
    1963 - Let me out / One Summer In a Million (Mercury 72138)

    Frankie Ervin (bb The G-Notes & Ricky Page)
    1959 -  Believe Me/Why Don't You Go? (Guyden 2010)

    Biography :

    The G-Notes was a female band comprised of the Gino Sisters: Linda (12 yrs) , Nancy (10 yrs) and the youngest Colleen (3 yrs).  They are from California where their father Sam Gino had built a recording studio in Thousand Oaks.  

    The G.Notes with Dick Clark

    "I Would " /" Ronnie" Original Issue on Tender 510  from mid 1958 Both sides credited to George Motola and Ricky Page  and Eddie Cochran on guitar, recorded at Goldstar studio (Hollywood). "Johnny, Johnny, Johnny " on their second single  is again credited to Motola-Page and again With Eddie Cochran on guitar.  Cochran liked the song so much he cut it himself re-titled "Jeanie, Jeanie, Jeanie".


    The Trio made many television appearances. In February 1959, a Frankie Ervin record appeared on Philadelphia's Guyden label, owned by Harry Finfer .

    Frankie Ervin                                                           Ricky Page

    George Motola told him they had some hot tunes and gave him $25 a side. The two songs, recorded in Los Angeles, were "Believe Me" and "Why Don't You Go?". The backup was provided by Ricky Page and the G-Notes .

    Colleen and Ricky Nelson                                                      

    In 1963, The two older sisters Linda and Nancy cut a single  for Mercury with  a young boy as "Jeff & The Gino's". Linda and Nancy were later members of a singing group called The Youngfolk which was comprised of 7 members (5 male and 2 female) between the age of 18 and 20 years old. They performed in coffee houses in and around Hollywood, CA and appeared on several television variety shows. 

    The Youngfolk
    Colleen Gino, the youngest of the G Notes later sang with Kenny Cetera (younger brother of Peter Cetera from the popular band Chicago).  In 1982 the two recorded the song “Are you ready for me” which was produced by Colleen’s father Sam Gino and appears on the B side of Colleen’s single titled “Don’t stop now” on the Vistone Records label.  Among Colleen’s collection of records are the two singles “Soft Café” and “New York Rebel” which were recorded in Rome, Italy and appeared on the JDC record label located in San Pedro, CA.

    Songs :

    The G-Notes

    Ronnie                                        I Would                      Say You're Mine

    Johnny Johnny Johnny" / "Broken Down Merry Go Round     If They Only Knew

    The Gino Sisters

    Gone You're Gone

    Frankie Ervin (bb The G-Notes & Rickie Page)

    Believe Me                                       Why Don't You Go?





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