• The Expressions (3) aka The Imaginations (2)

    The Expressions (3)  (Long Island, New York)
    aka The Imaginations (2)

    Personnel :

    Bobby Bloom (Lead)

    Philip Agtuca (Second Tenor)

    John Governale (First Tenor)

    Pete Lanzetta (Baritone)

    Richie LeCausi (Bass)

    Discography :

    1963 - To Cry / On The Corner (Parkway 892)

    Biography :

    When Frank Mancuso (Imaginations Lead singer) joined the air forces, and Music Makers closed down, Bobby Caupin took over on lead as the Imaginations switched to a new title, the Ebonaires. A single was recorded ("Chapel Bells") but never released.   Still not dispirited, Bobby Bloom took over on lead as the group then reverted to their former name (The Imaginations) for "Wait A Little Longer Son", issued on new label Ballad Records.

    The Imaginations

    By 1963 the group had broken up, but they re-formed when producers Pete Antell and John Linde (The Chants) took an interest in their careers.  Bloom, Phil Agtuca and LeCausi were then joined by John Governale (first tenor) and Pete Lanzetta (baritone) in the Expressions.

    The Four Motions : left to right Felix Barreto , Googie Page, David Barreto, sitting Phil Agtuca

    As well as backing Tommy Boyce in the studio, the Expressions released a debut single in 1963, "On The Corner" - a eulogy to the origins of doo-wop on street corners. However, it flopped, and the group broke up once again. Bobby Bloom & John Governale joined by Bob Kneiper formed a new group, the TrainsIn 1964, Phil Agtuca recorded with The Four Motions, they have a demo song "My Hero".


    Songs :

    To Cry                                          On The Corner


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