• The Vocal Lords


    The Vocal Lords (Brooklyn, New-York)


    Steve Tudanger

    John Cipriani

    Marty Joltin

    Sal Ruggiero


    Discography :

    1959 - Girl Of mine / At Seventeen (Able/Taurus)

    Biography :

    Early in 1957 three junior high school students from Brooklyn - Marty Jolton, John Cipriani and Steve Tudanger - formed Marty & the Joltineers. Soon they met Larry and Sal Ruggiero, and the Corsairs were founded. When Larry dropped out, the group changed its name to the Vocal Lords and recorded "At Seventeen", released first on the tiny Abel logo, and then on Taurus. The disc earned the group some local fame and a spot on Clay Cole's TV show.

    Marty & the Joltineers

    While at Taurus, they also did back-ups on releases by Donnie & the Delchords and the Fireflies, whose song "Good Friends" Steve also wrote. Meanwhile, in another neighbourhood, Joe DiBenedetto, Jimmy Gallagher, Tommy Saltzo and Nick Zagami formed the Paladians.

    The Vocal Lords

    After releasing "I'd Climb The Highest Mountain" the outfit disbanded, with Jimmy joining the Passions, while Nick and Joe teamed up with John and Steve of the Vocal Lords. This new quartet renamed themselves the Four-Evers.

    Songs :

    Girl Of mine                                      At Seventeen




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