• 1958 - John Passarelli, Fritz Falanka, John Belfato, Louis Passarelli and Bill Verrastro



    The Don-A-Tones (Port Chester, New York)


    Personnel :

    John Passarelli

    Fritz Falanka

    John Belfato

    Louis Passarelli

    Bill Verrastro


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    Biography :

    Formed on a Port Chester street corner in 1956, the group was made up of a bunch of kids messing around. They are John Passarelli, Fritz Falanka, John Belfato, Louis Passarelli and Bill Verrastro. The Don-A-Tones were born, named after their manager’s (Don Catalano) baby girl, Donna.

    The Don-A-Tones

    One day, a passer by suggested that they try their luck at a local talent show. So they did and they won. Three years later, they were working out a deal for a high-paying record contract with RCA-Victor Records. But the music industry was really screwed up back then. There was a lot of payola going on with DJs and they didn’t really have the sources to get her records played.




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    The Leaguers (Montclair, New Jersey)


    Personnel :

    Sam Argote

    Michael DeJesus

    Ronald Bascombe

    Albert Lawson


    Discography :

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  • The Four Steps
     

    The Four Steps (Cerritos, CA)


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    Biography :

    Vocal group from Cerritos, CA. who cut a demo in the early 60'.


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  • The Tones

    The Tones (Kalamazoo, Michigan)

     

    Personnel :

    Marvin Thompson

     

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  • The Peddlers
     

    The Peddlers (Xenia, Ohio)



    Personnel :

    Marshall Stills

    Phillip Howard

    Herschel Hargraves

    Eddie Scott



    Discography :

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    Biography :

    The Peddlers appeared on local television back in 1958, doing the Rising Generation Show on WHIO TV as well as doing shows in the Cincinnati area that appeared on channels 5,9, and 12.




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