Jason Craig is the epitome of the Entertainer… For many years he has been the sought after leader of the Jason Craig Band that has performed at countless weddings and corporate affairs. Read More →
Larry Chance and The Earls represent the music that helped define rock ‘n roll – the original Doo-Wop era that put the street-corner society onto the national charts. Born in South Philly, Larry attended school with the likes of Fabian Forte, Frankie Avalon and Chubby Checker. At that time, Philadelphia was one of the most happening places in America — it was the home of “American Bandstand” and it’s where Chance first “sang on the corner”. When his family moved to the the Bronx, the teenage Chance realized that vocal groups were on almost every street corner so he lost no time developing his own. Read More →
“CLASSIC 45″ is a union of former members of 2 established N.J. groups: “45rpm” and “Back In Tyme”, featuring the fantastic lead vocals of JoAnn Pappas & Mark Byrnes.
Jimmy began playing guitar very early and was an accomplished guitarist by age 17, playing local gigs in his hometown of Baton Rouge, Louisian. At 18, he jointly headed up a band called “The Rockets”, arguably one of the top rhythm and blues bands on the Gulf Coast.
After making a demo early in 1958, Jimmy was signed by the Ace Record Company. Jimmy made a guest appearance on American Bandstand In April of 1958, singing “Just A Dream.” The song became a national hit and Jimmy became a huge star almost overnight. Many popular recordings soon followed: “Another Sleepless Night,” “Go, Jimmy, Go,” and his huge smash hit, “Venus In Blue Jeans.” Read More →
Singing is what Dee Dee Sharp loves best. Tantalizing vocals with a sassy style have been her signature during her forty year career s a song stylist. Dee Dee’s No. 1 smash hit “Mashed Potato Time” was one of the top ‘dance craze’ hits, right up there with “The Twist” and “The Locomotion.” In fact, “Mashed Potato Time” was the No. 3 song of the year on Billboard’ Year-End Hot 100 Singles for 1962. Read More →
In 1957, three Roosevelt High School friends in the Bronx, Angelo D’Aleo, Fred Milano and Carlo Mastrangelo, formed a group they called The Belmonts after the street where Freddy Milano lived. They recorded for the Mohawk label that year, making their debut with the song, “Teenage Clementine.” Dion DiMucci, who lived in the neighborhood, joined the group for the recording, “We Went Away.” Moving to newly founded Laurie Records, their label debut, “I Wonder Why” went to the top of the charts. Several chart toppers followed, when “A Teenager in Love” and “When You Wish Upon a Star” elevated The Belmonts with Dion to a major worldwide act. The group became known as Dion and the Belmonts. They toured nationwide and were on the bill at the Surf Ball Room in Clearlake, Iowa, the night on which Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and the Big Bopper lost their lives in a plane crash. Read More →