• The Pretenders (3)

    The Pretenders (3) (Reading, Pennsylvania)


    Personnel :

    Skip Pietrobone (Lead)

Kenny Shott

Dan Wisniewski

Sam Talarico

Mick Diana





Discography :

The Pretenders (3)
    Single :
    1962 - The Day You Are Mine / Ding Dong Bells (Bethlehem 3050)
    Unreleased :
    1962 - Anything For You / Ding Dong Bells (Al Stan)

Barry Petricoin & The Belairs bb The Pretenders (3)
    1962 - Pretty Little Angel / Come Back To Sorrento (Inst.) (Al Stan 103)

    Biography :

    Vocal Group from Reading, Pennsylvania consisted of Skip Pietrobone (Lead), Kenny Shott, Dan Wisniewski, Sam Talarico and Mick Diana.In 1961 the Pretenders recorded "The Day You Are Mine" b/w "Ding Dong Bells" released by Bethlehem Records owned by Creed Taylor and Teddy Charles.

    The Pretenders (3)

    Bethlehem is remembered for its jazz releases from the 1950s, Bethlehem released the first albums recorded by singers Chris Connor, in 1954, Nina Simone (Little Girl Blue) in 1958, and singer/actress Julie London. In 1958, Bethlehem began a distributing deal with King Records. In 1962, it was sold and absorbed by King.

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    The Pretenders has performed in shows with most of the well known oldies groups over the years, such as the Platters, the Duprees and Patti Labelle and the Bluebelles. In early 62, The Pretenders returns in studio with Barry Petricoin & The Belairs where they recorded "Anything For You" and "Pretty Little Angel" for Al-Stan Records  a label founded by Al Zanino. Al-Stan released only "Pretty Little Angel" with an instrumental on the B side.

    Songs :

    The Day You Are Mine                     Ding Dong Bells

    Anything For You                           Pretty Little Angel



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