Saturday, December 2, 2017

Today's Featured Artist...December 2, 2017...The Chimes (US band) (video + blog)

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The Chimes (US band)

(Read all about the Chimes after the video)

The Chimes (later Lenny Cocco & the Chimes) were an American doo wop group from Brooklyn.

The group came together under the direction of lead singer Lenny Cocco in the mid-1950s. Their first single was a version of Tommy Dorsey's "Once in a While", released on Tag Records. The song became a hit in the U.S., peaking at #11 on the Billboard Hot 100 in January 1961. The follow-up single was "I'm in the Mood for Love", a song from the 1930s. This hit #38 later that year. In 1962, they began recording as Lenny & the Chimes, and moved to Metro Records and then to Laurie Records in 1963. In 1964, they released the single "Two Times" on Vee-Jay, but broke up shortly after.

In subsequent decades they have re-formed for the doo-wop revival circuit, usually under the name Lenny Cocco and the Chimes.
Lenny Cocco - originator, lead and founder, born Leonard Cocco in Brooklyn in 1936; died on May 8, 2015, in Holbrook, at age 78
Pat DePrisco - first tenor
Richard Mercado - second tenor; died October 12, 2015
Joseph Croce - baritone; died 1993 approx
Pat McGuire - bass; died 1963, car accident
Dennis Dell - tenor/lead
Bill Regalbuto - first tenor
Warren Tesoro - second tenor
Tommy Mc Manus - baritone
Sal Mazzola - drummer and musical arranger

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