The Emeralds (2)
(l to r)Tom Royal, James Fagan, James Royal, Greg Tierney
The Emeralds (2) (Syracuse, New York)
1957 - Up On the Mountain
1957 - School Boys Love
1957 - Red Top
This highly regarded Syracuse 1955-58 Syracuse vocal group consisted of Syracuse natives Greg Tearney (age 16 who attended Nottingham High School), James Royal (age 18) his brother Tom Royal (age 22) and James Fagan (age 18). The group never released any songs professionally but did record a 4-song demo at Syracuse's Dufford Studio . The Emeralds followed their recording od "School Boys Love" with a concert at Lincoln Auditorium with the great Louis Armstong in 1957. September 16, 1957 was the date of another giant rock n' roll package rolling into the War Memorial.
Promoter Irving Feld billed it a the "Biggest Show of 1957" as he gathered the foremost stars in popular music and rhythm & blues for one massive show. Chuck Berry, Fats Domino, Paul Anka, The Drifters, Everly Brothers, Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers, Jimmy Bowen, Clyde McPhatter, Buddy Knox, LaVern Baker and The Crickets with Buddy Holly.
updated by Hans-Joachim)
School Boys Love / Red Top / Up On The Mountain
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