• Terry & The Tunisians

    Terry & The Tunisians  

    Terry & The Tunisians (North Babylon, NY)
    aka  The Tunisions




    Personnel :

    Michelle ("Terry") Martin (Lead)

    Clifford (Cliff) Roberts (First Tenor)

    Louis (Lou) Miceli (Second Tenor)

    Bruce (Brew) Mineo (Baritone)

    Joe (Jo-Jo Base) Ashford (Bass)





    Discography :

    Terry & The Tunisians
    Singles :
    1963 - The Street / Tom Tom ( Seville 131)

    Terry & The Tunisions
    Lps :
    1963 - Lou Dean Presents Night Train Special (LD 100)
    The Time / If You Should Lose A Good Thing

    Terry & The Tunisians

     





    Biography :

    The group was started in 1961 and made it's public debut at Lou Dean's "Night Train Dances", weekend dances and rock-and-roll shows which were held in Bayshore NY at the roller-rink, on friday and saturday nights, where in it's first year, was attended by close to 40,000 Long Island youths. Each week, in addition to top recording stars, the night train show introduced and featured many talented local singing groups and bands from the long island area. On January 26th 1964, when the night train audience voted for the first annual "Louie" awards for outstanding performance and popularity at the night train shows, the Tunisions placed first among the four award winners.

    Terry & The Tunisians     Terry & The Tunisians
                                                                                                       Michelle ("Terry") Martin

    There were only two records recorded which were of any significance. They were " The Street" and "Tom-Tom", recorded on the Seville record label. Shortly after recording these records, the group appeared on the then wildly popular TV rock program, "The Clay Cole Show", live from Palisades Amusement Park in New Jersey, to promote their record. Two other songs "The Time" and "If You Should Lose A Good Thing"  appear on the album "Night Train Special" under the name of "Terry & The Tunisions".






    Songs :

     

    Terry & The Tunisians

      
    The Street                                     Tom Tom

     

    Terry & The Tunisions

      
    If You Should Lose A Good Thing                           The Time

     





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  • Comments

    1
    Sunday 6th September 2015 at 18:59

    "Terry and the Tunisions" Michelle ("Terry") Martin, 17 lead vocalist Born April 14, 1947, Malverne, New York. Louis (Lou) Miceli 20, 2nd tenor Born March 1, 1944, New York, NY Deceased May 14, 1993 Bruce (Brew) Mineo, 19, baritone Rich (Cuz) Bartolotta, 19, first tenor Born February 18, 1945, Bronx, NY Left group in 1963 Pete(little sweety petey) Mineo, 22 1st tenor Joe (Jo-Jo Base) Ashford, 22 bass singer Clifford (Cliff) Roberts, 22 1st tenor The group was started in 1961 and made it's public debut at Lou Dean's "Night Train Dances", weekend dances and rock-and-roll shows which were held in Bayshore NY at the roller-rink, on friday and saturday nights, where in it's first year, was attended by close to 40,000 Long Island youths. each week, in addition to top recording stars, the night train show introduced and featured many talented local singing groups and bands from the long island area. On January 26th 1964, when the night train audience voted for the first annual "Louie" awards for outstanding performance and popularity at the night train shows, the Tunisions placed first among the four award winners. There were only two records recorded which were of any significance. They were " The Street" and "Tom-Tom", recorded on the Seville record label. Shortly after recording these records, the group appeared on the then wildly popular TV rock program, "The Clay Cole Show", live from Palisades Amusement Park in New Jersey, to promote their record. The lyrics and music to "The Street" were composed by the second tenor, Lou Miceli, who tragically passed on May 14, 1993 at the young age of 49. Michelle (Martin) DeGroat is alive and well living comfortably on the north shore of Long island, NY. Rich Bartolotta is also alive and well, retired from IBM, living in Eastern Long Island, NY. Ed Martin, (Michelle's brother) as LongIslandEddie, is currently soliciting any relative material related to these deeply revered years, here on Long Island.

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