“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.
Since 1950, The Four Aces have been internationally acclaimed as a group
not only having produced some of the most beautiful renderings ever,
but for being superb showmen as well. After you have seen their performance,
you will know why The Four Aces have delighted audiences of all ages,
around the world. Without a doubt, The Four Aces are in a class by themselves.
As a member of THE DOVELLS, Mark Stevens was a big part of the rock and roll explosion of the 1960s with solid gold hits such as “THE BRISTOL STOMP”, “THE HULLY GULLY”, “YOU CAN’T SIT DOWN”, “DO THE NEW CONTINENTAL” AND “BRISTOL TWISTING ANNIE.”
A unique performer that takes his experience as a member of THE DOVELLS, Mark brings it all with him as he enjoys singing some originals and some of his friends’ music with just the right amount of love and affection. Every song Mark sings has memories of the original artist and the time spent on the road.
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 →
Fun filled dance tunes were ‘The Orlons’ specialty, making them one of the most popular groups ever to come out of Philadelphia. The group was originally called ‘Little Audrey and the Teenettes’ in the early 50’s and included sisters, Audrey, Jean and Shirley Brickley along with Rosetta Hightower and Marlena Davis. When Mama Brickley refused to let the youngest, Audrey, sing with the others in one of Philadelphia’s small clubs, she and her sister Jean quit the group. When Stephen Caldwell heard Shirley, Rosetta and Marlena singing at Overbrook High School, he brought his baritone lead to the girls’ attention. Now a quartet, the unnamed group folllowed in the footsteps of their Overbrook rivals ‘The Cashmeres’ (who later became ‘The Dovells’) by calling themselves ‘The Orlons’. Read More →