The Concertones aka The Brothers Kennedy aka The HamptonsWritten by dion1 in *BROTHERS KENNEDY on 19 December 2010 à 07:32
The Concertones : Melvin Beckner, Gary Church, Kay Brooks, Roslyn King and Brenda Robinson
The Concertones (Newport News, Virginia)
aka The Brothers Kennedy aka The Hamptons
The Brothers Kennedy
1961 - I Know Why Dreamers Cry / Once In A Lifetime (1-2-3 Kick) (Legrand 1007)
1961 - Just One More Time / All Is Well And Fine (Legrand 1011)
1964 - I Know Why Dreamers Cry / Once In A Lifetime (1-2-3 Kick) (Legrand 1007)
Vocal group from From Warwick High School, in Newport News, Virginia composed by Gary Church, Melvin Beckner, Kay Brooks, Roslyn King and Brenda Robinson. In early 1960, Melvin Beckner wrote some songs like "All's Well and Fine", "Don't Say I Love You" and "Heartaches For Me". Warwick High's musical senior Mary Jane Cofer sponsored a concert with Melvin who sang the lead on his three songs , backed by three girls named The Mello-Tones Trio. The success was immediate and Melvin landed a recording session. In April 1961, Melvin and his singing partner, Gary Church, recorded "I Know Why Dreamers Cry" and " Once In A Lifetimethe" both written by Melvin in a recording session in Norfolk produced by Frank Guida.
The Brothers Kennedy : Melvin Beckner and Gary Church The Concertones
They went over to Norfolk twice a week for three weeks to work on it. The last session, when they really got it, took from seven o'clock at night to four o'clock in the morning, And some time later the single will be released as The Brothers Kennedy on the Legrand Label. In 1964, the single was also released credited to The The Hamptons. Four months later, Melvin Beckner, Gary Church and the Mello-Tones Trio; Kay Brooks, Roslyn King and Brenda Robinson Have a new recording session. Under the name of the Concertones, Legrand released "Just One More Time" and "All Is Well And Fine". Melvin also wrote "Time Ole Story", the flip side of Quarter To Three for Gary (U.S.) Bonds.
All Is Well And Fine / Just One More Time
The Brothers Kennedy
I Know Why Dreamers Cry
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The Serenaders with George Kerr existed long before Sidney Barnes joined in 1961. They recorded one record for Chock and two records for M-G-M in 1958.