• The Hollywood Playboys

    The Hollywood Playboys (Newark, NJ)
    (updated by Hans-Joachim) 

    Personnel :

    Hugh Garrity (Piano, Vocals)

    Nick Massi (Guitar, Vocals)

    Louie Leona (Saxophone)

    Joe D'Amore (Drums)

    Discography :

    The Hollywood Playboys
    1959 - You Can't Fool Me Baby / I'm Lonely (Rita 118)
    1960 - Talk To Audrey / Ding Dong School Is Out (Sure 105)

    Hughie Garrity & The Hollywood Playboys
    1963 - Too Pooped To Popeye / Bye Bye Travlin' Man (Duel 522)

    Biography :

    Nick Massi was an original member of the Four Seasons (performing on some of the band's biggest hits, such as "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Walk Like a Man," and "Rag Doll"), supplying the bass vocal parts and helping arrange the band's trademark vocal arrangements. Born Nicholas Macioci in Newark, NJ, on September 19, 1935, Massi honed his singing skills with several bands during his teenage years, before hooking up with the great Frankie Valli in a local band called the Hollywood Playboys .

    The Hollywood Playboys

    The Hollywood Playboys were mostly a club group in and around Newark and the Jersey Shore fronted by an Irish kid named Hugh Garrity. Tom DeCillis  was introduced to the Hollywood Playboys appearing at a lounge in Newark, NJ. He arranged to record them and released a record on the Rita label "You Can't Fool My Baby" b/w "I'm Lonely ».

    The Hollywood Playboys

    Another local group, the Four lovers with Frankie Valli had cut many singles , and by 1958 their lineup had changed with Nickie DeVito and Hank Majewski leaving to be replaced by Nick Massi and Hugh Garrity, both of whom drifted in and out of the group. In late 1959, the Four Lovers added Bob Gaudio. Hugh Garrity returned with the Hollywood Playboys who cut "Talk To Audrey" b/w "Ding Dong School Is Out" for Sure Records in 1960.

    The Hollywood Playboys   

    1963 - Hughie Garrity & The Hollywood Playboys

    In 1963, Hughie Garrity, Joey D'amora, Louie Leona and Johnny Meikel have a last single on Duel Records as Hughie Garrity & The Hollywood Playboys.


    The Hollywood Playboys

     Ding Dong School Is Out           Talk To Audrey                 You Can't Fool My Baby

    I'm Lonely



    Hughie Garrity & The Hollywood Playboys

    Bye Bye Travlin' Man


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