• The Initials (1)

    The Initials (1) (Brooklyn, New York)



    Manuel "Manny" Rivera (Lead)

    Bobby Gonzales

    Dennis Rowe

    David Rowe


    Discography :

    Single :
    1959 - Bells Of Joy / You (Dee 1001 / Sherry 1/2)

    Unreleased :
    1959 - You Didn’t Answer My Letter (Aljon)
    1959 - Someday, Someway (Aljon)


    Biography :

    Vocal group from Marcy Projects in Brooklyn. The Initials were composed by Manuel "Manny" Rivera , Bobby Gonzales, Brother's Dennis and David Rowe. The group Recorded two tracks both written by lead singer "Manny" and their manager Lou Dean. The single will be released in 1959 under the label Dee, a name probably related to Lou Dean. It will be released again in 1965 under the Sherry label. Shortly after the release on the Dee label, the group appeared at Al Browne with a composition by Bobby Gonzales "Someday, Someway". Al Browne will record the song along with one of his compositions "You Didn’t Answer My Letter". Unfortunately the single will not be released. Finally, it was in 1973 that the two titles were released by the Vintage label.


    Songs :

    Bells Of Joy                                            You    

    You Didn’t Answer My Letter                 Someday, Someway      


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