Sunday, October 5, 2008

THE REFLECTIONS_Rocket To The Moon


THE REFLECTIONS

Alfred "Al" Innella,Jerry "Speedo"Frulio,Joey Orlando,Dennis Harrington and Bob Zelenka.

As in many neighborhoods at the time, singing groups were formed, dissolved and reformed with singers moving about to find the right combination of sound and dedication. Alfred, Jerry, Joey, Dennis and Bob had all been members of other groups and they came together to form the REFLECTIONS.

Echo, electricity, heat in the winter and air conditioning in the summer - Rosedale Station was the perfect place to sing. This was the place the REFLECTIONS practiced on a regular basis. Practice paid off - with releases on Crossroads Records.

They released two 45rpms - 'Maybe Tomorrow' b/w 'I Really Must Know'in 1961 and 'Because of You' b/w 'Rocket to the Moon'in 1962.

The records received some air play and the group made personal appearances, catching the attention of a New York disc jockey who wanted to promote the group REFLECTIONS. Management and the disc jockey could not come to terms and so the group became disenchanted and broke up a short time later.

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1 comment:

Fred Davenport said...

dear doowop collector! MY NAME IS FRED DAVENPORT I AM ONE OF THE ORIGINAL MEMBER'S OF THE REFLECTIONS. I WOULD LIKE TO CORRECT. THE NAMES OF THE MEMBER'S YOU HAVE LISTED .AS ORIGINAL CROSSROAD RECORD LABEL 1961 1962 ROCKET TO THE MOON I REALY MUST KNOW MABE TOMMOROW AND BECAUSE OF YOU. WERE RECORDED BY ALFRED A INNILA JERRY SPEEDO GONZALES JOE ORLANDO RICHERD HERDMANN AND FRED DAVENPORT.THIS FIVE ARE THE ORIGINAL MEMBER'S I WOULD LIKE YOU SIR TO PLEASE CORRECET YOUR COMENTARY. OF THE GROUP MEMBERS. THANK YOU FRED DAVENPORT. MY EMAIL IS FRED41@OPTONLINE.NET