The Four Uniques
The "4" Uniques (Chicago)
The "4" Uniques
1961 - Looking For A Love / Too Young (Adam 9002)
1961 - She's The Only Girl for Me / Twistin Around (Adam 9004)
1961 - Good Luck Charm / Island Of Love (Deer 3002)
1964 - Endlessly / Maybe The Next Summer (USA753)
Jerry Vinar & The "4" Uniques
1961 - Your Love Is Just for Me / Please Tell (Variety 1028)
Vocal quartet from the Northwest side of Chicago composed by Ken Riccardo, Lonnie Wiel, Drew Rezula and Mike Brando. the band signed a record contract with Adam in Chicago and recorded four pieces. Two singles will be published, " Looking For A Love " b/w " Too Young " and " She's The Only Girl for Me " b/w " Twistin Around " with the local well-known instrumental group The Mus-twangs. The Mus-twangs were Jerry Urban, growlin' sax, Paul Cotton, lead guitar and later, member of POCO, Buddy Riley, rhythm guitar, Guy (Frenchy) Germany, drums, and Keith Anderson, Bass. The Mus-twangs appeared at Poppel's Under 21 Club, Riverdale, Ill and at numerous Jim Lounsbury Record Hops throughout the Chicago, Ill area 1961-1964. The " 4 " Uniques did many gigs and played at various festivals in Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana.
In November 1961, before more than 2,000 spectators, they served as the opening act for well-know singer Bobby Rydell’ in Madison (Wisconsin). In April, 61 Jack Barthel, personal promo man, heads a newly formed record company Deer Records, and in July, inked the Four Uniques to a recording contract. The group released " Good Luck Charm " b/w " Island Of Love " the same month… Finally in 1963, USA Records released " Endlessly " b/w " Maybe The Next Summer ". USA Records was a Chicago based record label founded in 1960 by record distributor Jim Golden. The label's office was located across from Chess Records and Golden's Allstate Distributors was Chess' regional distributor.
(updated by Hans-Joachim)
Looking For A Love Twistin Around Good Luck Charm
Island Of Love Endlessly She's The Only Girl for Me
Too Young Maybe Next Summer
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