The Prells (2)  (Asbury Park, NJ)

    Personnel :

    Anthony Castellucia

    Frank Campanelli

    John Petillo

    Tony Orifici (Guitar)


    Unreleased :
    1965 - Bo-La-Le La-Le-La / I Believe

    Biography :

    By the 1950’s Asbury Park’s schools were integrated and white teenagers were getting into black music, especially doo wop.  One such group, the Darchaes traces its origins back to the Siciliano home on the 1400 block of Asbury Avenue. Sam  Siciliano sang with the Darchaes & Patsy Siciliano had his own group, Patsy & the Prells . The Prells were Anthony Castellucia, Frank Campanelli, John Petillo and Tony Orifici. The Prells toured the New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania Tri-State area, opening up for the 'Dick Clark Caravan of Stars' Summer tours and other recording acts of the era such as the Temptations, 4 Tops, 4 Seasons, Supremes, The Drifters the Tokens and many others. The Prells disbanded in 1966.

    They are not The Prells who recorded "It's A Wig" b/w "Peter Gunn" in 1964 on Skymac 1004. The Prells on Skymac were an African American singing group from Newark NJ composed by  Gerald Harris (Lead singer),  Ronald Darby (First tenor), Robert Mosley (2nd tenor), Nelson Rodgers (Alto) and Pete ??? (Bass). "It's A Wig" b/w "Peter Gunn" was there only recorded record.

    The Prells (2)


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