The Illusions (2)
The Illusions (2) (Fishtown, Philadelphia)
Al Lancellotti (Lead)
Pete Siciliano (Bass)
Freddie Jones (First Tenor / Falsetto)
Jackie Fox (Baritone/Bass)
Freddie Faulkner (Secondnd Tenor / Baritone / First Tenor)
1957 - Better Late Than Never / Rock and Roll Train (Axtel 101)
1964 - Hey Boy / Lonely Soldier (Mali 104/Sheraton 104/Northeast 801/Relic 512)
1964 - Story Of My Life / Walking Boy (Little Debbie 105)
1974 - The Closer You Are / For Sentimental Reasons "1962" (Kape 1001/100)
N/A - One Mint Julep (Reco-Art)
N/A - Dancing In The Dark (Reco-Art)
N/A - To A Girl I Don't Know So Well
N/A - Fake Love
N/A - Together Eternally
N/A - I Feel Rejected
Group from South Philadelphia originally consisted of Al Lancellotti (Lead), Freddie Jones (1st Tenor), Jackie Fox (2nd Tenor-Baritone), Freddie Faulkner (2nd Tenor-Baritone-1st Tenor) and Pete Siciliano (Bass).
In 1957 they recorded for Axtel Records the sides "Better Late Than Never / Rock And Roll Train" After this recording the group temporally disbanded. In 1962 The Illusion's back with Freddie Jones ,Freddie Faulkner, Jackie Fox and a new member Tony"Carmen"Antoniolo.
They recorded for Mali Records "Hey Boy/Lonely Soldier" .The A side was a regional Hit and the disc was re-released by Northeast and Relic Records. In 1963 Freddy Faulkner recorded as a solo artist (with background vocals by The Rockafellas) for Swan Records the sides "Cigarettes & Matches / Little Driftin' Amy."
In 1964 the group recorded their last single for Little Debbie Records with the sides "Story Of My Life" b/w "Walking Boy". The group disbanded around 1966. Pete Siciliano join a group called The leisure Lad. Fred Jones later was a member of The Hustlers, The Common Pleas, Hubba Hubba, Star, Jones and Falcone and Studebaker
Better Late Than Never Rock and Roll Train Hey Boy
Lonely Soldier Story Of My Life Walking Boy
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