In 1957, five Brooklyn teenager formed a doo wop group and called themselves The Clusters. all of the members (Charlie Scardina (Lead), Tommy Mordente (first tenor), Donnie Milo (second tenor), Henry (Rico) Ferro (baritone) and Joe Gugliotta (Bass), were between 15 and 17 years old. The following year, April 1958, the group recorded “Darling Can’t You Tell” and “Pardon My Heart” on the Tee Gee record label. The record became a New York hit, reaching No. 10 on the Regional Billboard charts and No. 23 on the WMCA music charts.
The group appeared on the Alan Freed big beat TV show and Ted Steele’s show at the Paramount theater with Frankie Avalon, Bobby Darin, The Big Bopper, Clyde McPhatter and others.
The Clusters reformed again in the 90’s with new members and cut a CD called The Clusters 2000. In January of 2003,The Clusters decided to reform with original Clusters bass, Joe Gugliotta. The “New” Clusters are, Paulie Gee (lead), Joe Gugliotta (Original 1958 Bass), Jerry Pilgrim (first tenor lead), Tony Portalatin (second tenor lead), and Joe Miranda (baritone lead) The Clusters perform the hits of the 50’s to the 80’s.