The Twin-Tones (2) aka The Twins
The Twin-Tones (2) (Hicksville, Long Island)
aka The Twins
(updated by Hans-Joachim)
The Twin Tones (2)
1958 - My Dear / The Flip Skip (Skip-Tip) (RCA 7148)
1958 - Jo Ann's Sister / Who Knows The Secret (RCA 7235)
1958 - Gee Whiz / Classroom Rock (RCA 7382)
1959 - Heart Of Gold / Buttercup (Lancer 106)
The Twin Tones (2) - Jim & John (RCA 4107)
1957 - Jo-Ann / Before You Go / My Dancing Lady / One Mail A Day
The Twins (Jim And John) Teenagers Love The Twins
1958 - My Dear / The Flip Skip (Skip-Tip) / I Want A Girl / Together Forever
The Twins Jim and John - Teenagers Love The Twins (RCA Victor LPM-1708)
1958 - Jo-Ann / Who Knows The Secret / My Dear / Before You Go / After Dark / The Flip-Skip (Skip-Tip) / Bubble-ee Bubble-ee Bubble Gum / Jo-Ann's Sister / Give Me Your Picture / You Know You Love It
On 20 December 1957, Jim and John Cunningham, the Twin-Tones, appeared or the 100th broadcast of Dick Clark's American Bandstand, along with Jerry Lewis, who performed his only hit. "Rock-a Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody". The Twin-Tones sang 'Gonna Get Along Without Ya Now". Jim & John were not Patiente and Prudence in drag. They were two good looking blonde boys from Hicksville High School in Long Island, New York.
The boys recorded a cute rock-a-ballad called "Jo Ann" for RCA Victor, which was quickly covered by a group of three chubby comedians called the Playmates who turned the song into a hit for Roulette. RCA did not give up, however, releasing an LP, an EP and several singles, like "The Skip Flip" and "Jo-Ann's Sister" Unlike the Midnighters, they failed to record "Jo-Ann Had A Baby".
The reader should not attach any cosmic meaning to the following, but both the Twins' and the Playmates' album covers featured the acts on motor scooters. One may, however, deduce that the Twins' booking on the Alan Freed Holiday Show at the Paramount Theater may have had something to do with the fact that 'Jo-Ann's Sister' was published by Freed's Figure Music.
The twins didn’t realize and profit for composing the song – nor did they make any money from their RCA Victor long play and such was the business back then. John Grant Cunningham, born on September 22, 1940 in Flushing, New York, passed July 18, 2016 in Brockwell, Arkansas. His twin brother James William Cunningham died May 29, 2018 in Cullman, Alabama.
(There were in fact two different Twin Tones duets. The Twin Tones on Monte Carlo 005 were girls)
Jo- Ann My Dear
The Flip Skip Before You Go
My Dancing Lady One Mail A Day
Jo Ann's Sister Classroom Rock
Buttercup Together Forever
After Dark Give Me Your Picture
Bubble-ee Buble-ee Bubble Gum Who Knows The Secret
I Want A Girl My Foolish Fling
This Feelings Bound To Love T.V. Hop
Heart Of Gold
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