• The Chateaus (2) aka The Glenwoods

    The Glenwoods aka The Chateaus (2)
    Gary DeCarlo 

    The Chateaus (2) (Bridgeport CT.)
    aka The Glenwoods


    Personnel :

    Johnny Castle (Lead)

    Frank A. Borelli

    Gary DeCarlo "Garret Scott"

    Joe Reed

    Dale Frashuer

    Paul Leka (Piano)


    Discography :

    The Glenwoods
    Single :
    1961 - Elaine / That's The Way I'll Be Jubilee (5402)
    Unreleased :
    1961 - Give Me A Chance (Jubilee)
    1961 - Tell Her (Jubilee) 

    The Chateaus (1)
    1963 - Summer's Here (School Is Through) / Honest I Will (My Pledge To You) (Coral 62364)



    In 1958 Gary DeCarlo moved to Pequonnock Street in Bridgeport, he met a couple of new guys in town, Joe Reed, Dale Frashuer, Johnny Castle and Frank A. Borelli. Gary turned 16 and became a member of their Doo Wop Group.  The new formed group going into New York in 1959 making their first record with the songs “That's The Way It Will Be" b/w "Elaine” both written by Frank A. Borelli.

    The Glenwoods aka The Chateaus (2)    The Glenwoods aka The Chateaus (2)

    The single arranged by Stan Vincent was Released by Jubilee Records and the group was called "The Glenwoods". They took their name from a street in Brooklyn, Glenwood Ave. Their second record arrives two years later on the Coral Label : “Summers Here (School Is  Through)” b/w " Honest I Will" on Coral. They were now the “Chateaus” at the time.

    The Glenwoods aka The Chateaus (2)    The Glenwoods aka The Chateaus (2)

    The group disbanded when Paul Leka talked Dale Frashuer into going into New York City with him to write and possibly produce. In 1968, Gary DeCarlo recorded four songs at Mercury Records in New York with Paul Leka as producer. The singles impressed the company's executives, who wanted to issue all of them as A-side singles. In need of a B-side, Leka and DeCarlo resurrected an old song from their days as the Glenwoods, "Kiss Him Goodbye", with their old bandmate, Dale Frashuer. With DeCarlo as lead vocalist, the three musicians recorded the song in one recording session.

    The Glenwoods aka The Chateaus (2)

    Instead of using a full band, Leka had engineer Warren Dewey splice together a drum track from one of DeCarlo's four singles and played keyboards himself. December 6, 1969, Steam's "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye" hit the #1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart attributed to a then-fictitious band they named "Steam". It was released under the Mercury subsidiary label Fontana and became a number one pop single on the Billboard Hot 100 in late 1969, and remained on the charts in early 1970.


    Songs :

    The Glenwoods


    Elaine                                     Give Me A Chance


    That's The Way It'll Be                                      Tell Her


    The Chateaus (1)

    Summer's Here (School Is Through)                     Honest I Will


    Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye


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