The Pitch Pikes
The Pitch Pikes (Bowling Green, Ohio)
1957 - Zing Zing / Never Never Land (Mercury 71099)
1957 - How Will I Know / Come Back To Me (Mercury 71147)
Quartet Finds Key To Succes
In 1957, four college students had no more thought of singing professionally than in flying to the moon. Chance and a few lucky breaks have made all the difference in the world, according to one of the foursome, Tom Garmhausen.
It all began in November when a variety show was held on the campus at Bowling Green State University. And so, for the first time, they sang for an audience under the name, The Pitch Pikes.
Getting rave notices in the show, they were encouraged and went on to prove the adage, "home town make good." They won their way to final competition on a Toledo television show and then made spot appearances around the country. It was not long before they released a record, zing Zing" and never Never Land" for Mercury.
"Combining studies and classes and hopskipping around the country for personal appearances has its problems,"reports Gene Davis of Amherst, quartet manager. "we've overcome it partially by scheduling tours on weekends and week nights," so the quartet has been able to appear in such towns as Lyndhurst, Ashland, Detroit Pittsburgh, Buffalo and Philadelphia.
"the guys worry about their studies and are determined to finish college. But that doesn't mean they won't keep on singing," laughed Gene.Although they have reached singing fame none of the quartet is majoring in music at Ed is in accounting; Dick, physical education; Tom, mathematics, and Glenn, Management.
Come Back To Me Never Never Land
Zing Zing How Will I Know
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