The Comets

Bill Haley’s Comets were the first Rock and Roll band. Since 1952, they have sold over 80 million records for leading labels such as Decca, M.C.A., Warner Brothers, Sonet, and Essex. Moreover, the group has earned a place in “The Guinness Book of World Records”, for selling 43 million copies of its greatest hit, “Rock Around

The Crickets

In a career that has spanned over 35 years and millions of records, the Crickets are unquestionably the American Rock and Roll band. Since the group’s founding in 1957 they have influenced virtually every major rock performer in this country and abroad – from Bruce Springsteen and Dylan to the Rolling Stones and Beatles (whose

Danny & The Juniors

Danny & The Juniors began singing together in the early 1950’s. The four Philadelphia youngsters — Frank Maffei, Danny Rapp, Joe Terranova and Dave White — were only 13 and 14 years old and known as The Juvenairs. Big fans of the local rhythm and blues radio stations. it was there they they heard the

The Del-Vikings

The Del-Vikings are a vocal group that came together in a Pittsburgh Air Force Base. When their single “Come Go With Me”, featuring the lead vocals of Norman Wright,  in early 1957, it began a 31-week run on the charts, reaching number four on the pop chart and number three on the R&B chart during the

Dion

Emerging from one of the most successful white doo wop groups, Dion hit the scene solo with a string of hits and a spectacular song that defined the restless spirit and a way of life, “The Wanderer”. Singer and songwriter, Dion DiMucci was born July 18, 1939 in the Bronx. He began singing at the age

Fabian

Born on February 6, 1943, Fabian Forte was actually discovered at the age of 14 sitting on his front steps in Philadelphia, Pa. Soon thousands were to throng to his concerts. Capitalizing on his good looks and ability to excite an audience, Fabian reached dizzying heights of success. At 15, he won the Silver Award

The Four Lads

From college campuses to supper clubs, fairs to industrial shows, commercials to concert halls, Tokyo’s Latin Quarter to New York’s Copacabana, Glasgow’s Empress Theatre to Notre Dame, Las Vegas’ Sands Hotel to Honolulu Stadium, Okinawa’s Naha Theatre to Manilla’s Aranete Concert Hall… the Four Lads radio, television and live appearances reads like a veritable “who’s

The Four Preps

35 girls and not one boy showed up to audition for the annual Hollywood High School talent show in the fall of 1955. The next day the school bulletin pleaded for “any guys out there who can do anything” and a show business story began that sounds a little like an MGM Musical. Unable to

Frankie Avalon

Born on September 18, 1940 as Francis Thomas Avallone, Frankie Avalon started out playing the trumpet. He was good enough to catch the eye of a local talent scout, who arranged for him to appear on Jackie Gleason’s CBS-TV show, which led to other appearances on national television. By the time he was 12, he