• The Squires (5)

    The Squires (5) 

    The Squires (5) (New York)


    Personnel :

    Peter Baralt (Lead / First Tenor)

    Garry Bonner (Lead / Second Tenor)

    Bob Friedman (Bass / Baritone)

    Arnie Magraner (Baritone)


    Discography :

    1962 -  So Many Tears Ago / Don't Accuse Me (Not Them) (Gee 1082)


    Biography :

    The last record on Gee (1082) was "So Many Tears Ago" by the Squires. The group consisted of Peter Baralt, Arnie Magraner, Gary Bonner and Bob Friedman. Arnie Magraner sang in 1958 with the Crystal Chords who recorded "Be Mine Again" b/w "When In The World". The Squires were discovered at the "Cafe Wha?" Greenwich Village in Manhattan and signed a contract the following day and recorded the next day. Richards Barrett was at the session, organizing the effort and playing maracas. Arlene Smith was there also. The flip of Gee 1082, "Don't Accuse Me" was not put on the record when it was recorded. In other words, that's not the Squires. They thinks that the group that is on the 45 doing "Don't Accuse Me", contains some of the Students (I'm So Young).

    The Squires (5)    The Squires (5)
    Richards Barrett                                        "Don't Accuse Me" by the Students?         

    When they dug up the Gee masters for a box set, they came up with the Squires’ version and put it on the CD set. In 1964, The Squires won Amateur Night at the Apollo with their rendition of the Dominoes' "Stardust."  The Squires were together from 1962-65 during which time they cut many cover records of the Beatles, the Four Seasons and the Tams for the Twin Hits label. Each of them was paid $5 per record and the lead got $10. Gary Bonner went on to write "Happy Together" for the Turtles and some other sides. Bob Friedman  went on to sing with the Sparrows Quartet out of NYC for a decade and then moved to Chicago and sang with Yesterdays Rhythm.

    Songs :
    (updated by Hans-Joachim) 

    The Squires (5)

                So Many Tears Ago               Don't Accuse Me (unrel. diff. vers.)

    Unknown group (the Students?)

    Don't Accuse Me

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    Friday 7th February 2020 at 18:59

    Squires - Don't Accuse Me (unrel. diff. vers.)

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