The Gents (1) (Los Angeles)
    aka The Matadors (5) aka The Dories (2)

    Personnel :

    Manuel Sanchez

    Tony Minichiello

    Discography :

    1961 - Why Do I Love Her / Jump In The Line (Liberty 55332)

    Biography :

    Tony Minichiello and Manuel Sanchez had been schoolmates with Jan Berry (Jan & Dean) at University High School in Los Angeles. In 1961 they recorded as the Gents on Liberty Records  (with music arranged by Jan).  Vic Diaz was a solo artist for Del-Fi Records, who then connected with Tony and Manny for a single on Dore Records, produced by Kim Fowley in 1962. They became the Matadors who were a vital part of the Jan & Dean vocal sound, at the peak of the duo's popularity.

    Songs :

    Why Do I Love Her                                     Jump In The Line



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