Johnny Daril & The Med-Tones
John Dvareckas "Johnny Daril"
Johnny Daril & The Med-Tones (San Diego Naval Hospital, CA.)
(updated by Hans-Joachim)
John E. Dvareckas "Johnny Daril"
1959 - Come Back / Weak In My Knees (Vita 188)
Johnny Daril & The Med Tones consisted of John Dvareckas (1/2/39; Worcester, MA), Harry Robinson (5/39; Trenton, NJ) and William Bowie (b: LA), who were hospital corpsmen at San Diego Naval Hospital (hence the “med” name). They worked on Dvareckas’ song “Come Back” and began calling record companies in L.A. The Pasadena-based Vita label showed an interest and the trio connected with Ruth Stratchborneo (Ruth Christie Member of the Candletts who later formed the Tide label) and rehearsed at her house.
She and Sapp/DePores wrote the B-side. The Med Tones first show was at San Diego country club. They did many USO shows and one for Navy Relief that included Glenn Ford and Connie Stevens. The record charted in the top 30 on WORC in Worcester, MA in November 1959. Upon his Naval discharge, Dvareckas returned to the East Coast and sang locally for a few years before opening an occupational training center for the unemployed and disadvantaged, which he ran for 23 years. Robinson became a registered nurse and credential teacher in vocational medicine; Bowie worked for the IRS.
Come Back / Weak In My Knees
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