• The Five Chancellors aka The Chancellors (1)

    The Five Chancellors aka The Chancellors (1)

    Paste-up photo- Top : Edward Palatella - Bottom (L to R) : Peter Rocco, Donald Fields & John Hopper

     
    The Five Chancellors (Port Washington, New York)
    aka The Chancellors (1) 




    Personnel:

    Edward Palatella (Lead)

    John "Jiggie" Hopper (First Tenor)

    Peter Rocco (Second Tenor)

    Rowland Pinkney (Bass)

    Donald Fields (Baritone)




    Discography :

    The Chancellors (1)
    1957 - There Goes My Girl / Tell Me You Love Me (Port 5000)

    The Five Chancellors
    1957 - There Goes My Girl / Tell Me You Love Me (Port 5000)





    Biography :

    The Chancellors were a Five-man, mixed racial group consisting of three white and two black members, who came from Port Washington, Long Island. The two black members, Donald Fields (Baritone) and Rowland Pinkney were from Mineola High School and the remaining three guys, Edward Palatella (Lead), John  Hopper and Peter Rocco (Second Tenor) were from Port Washington.  

      The Five Chancellors aka The Chancellors (1)   The Five Chancellors aka The Chancellors (1)

    Jerry Blaine, owner of Jubilee Records send The group to an appearance on the Apollo theatre’s amateur night on February 20, 1957 with other 24 Rock & Roll acts. They became the first mixed racial group to perform at the Apollo Theatre. The group recorded "There Goes My Girl" b/w "Tell Me You Love Me" at the Belltone studios in New York.

    The Five Chancellors aka The Chancellors (1)   The Five Chancellors aka The Chancellors (1)   The Five Chancellors aka The Chancellors (1)   The Five Chancellors aka The Chancellors (1)   

    Edward Palatella                       John Hopper                            Peter Rocco                          Donald Fields

    Somehow, the review of this record in the May 27, 1957 issue of Billboard mistakenly says, "A lively, typical teen-age group side by seven kids from Port Washington, N.Y., High." Due to a threatened lawsuit by another Chancellors group, they quickly changed their name to the Five Chancellors and then vanished into the mists of doo wop soon after.





    Songs :

       
    There Goes My Girl                     Tell Me You Love Me











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