• Ray & The Quarter Notes (2)
    1959 (Joe, Lou, Ray, Ann and Ed)

    Ray & The Quarter Notes (2) (Miami, FL)


    Personnel :

    Ramón "Ray" Claveria (Lead & Guitar)

    Louis "Lou" Claveria (vocal)

    Joe (vocal & Guitar)

    Ann (vocal)

    Ed (vocal)


    Discography :

    1958 - You'll Always Be Mine and Rose / ---- (Scott 1204)


    Biography :

    Born July 29, 1942 in Palma Soriano, Oriente, Cuba. Professionally known as Ray and Ray Milan, Ramón Claveria started his musical career in Miami, FL at the age of 15. Under the guidance of his mentor, Henry Stone, He formed the vocal group Ray and The Quarter Notes with his brother Louis, Joe, Ann and Ed. His first single record, “You’ll Always Be Mine and Rose,” was released in 1958 under the Scott Record Label.

    Ray & The Quarter Notes (2)   Ray & The Quarter Notes (2)

    Next, Ramón moved to New York City with his brother Lou and new members, Bob, Greg & Dave. He signed on with the Jolly Joyce Theatrical Agency and was headlined as “Ray Milan and the Quarter-Notes". ABC Paramount Records signed the group and in 1963 released the album, “Million Sellers Go Bossa Nova,” featuring the talented group.

    Ray & The Quarter Notes (2)     Ray & The Quarter Notes (2)

    Ramon performed with the Quarter-Notes throughout the USA, Canada, and the Caribbean, sharing the stage with such greats as Johnny Rivers (“Memphis, Tennessee”), Joey Dee and the Starlighters (“The Peppermint Twist”), and Little Anthony and the Imperials (“Hurts So Bad”). Ramón also toured with the Tokens as a back-up singer. The group toured extensively in Las Vegas and throughout the United States. The Tokens are well known for their 1961 hit, “The Lion Sleeps Tonight,” which was revived in the Disney animated film and the play, The Lion King.


    Songs :
    (updated by Hans-Joachim) 

    You'll Always Be Mine


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