Monday, October 6, 2008


THE ENCOUNTERS originated in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn in 1963 and consisted of from left to right on the above picture .. Charlie DiComo, Peter Milazzo, Steve Matisi, and Tony DiGiovanni. By the end of the year they had a recording contract with SWAN RECORDS and recorded an original_Don't Stop(With Eddie on Lead). written by Joe Venneri (Tokens) & Billy Carlucci (Billy & The Essentials) with the B side_A Place In Your Heart(with Pete on Lead).also written by Joe Venneri.
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L to R;Charlie,Pette,Eddie and Steve The Original Encounters live at the RKO Madisson Theater, Brooklyn, New York .

Eddie also sang with The Delorients(see in this blog).

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1 comment:

Jose1 said...

The lead singer on Don't Stop is Eddie Almodovar who was singing with a group called The Deloriants from Ridgewood, Brooklyn. He also sang in 1959 with "The Tropicals" in Puerto Rico which I was also a member. Julio Angel Acevedo also sang with this group. He later formed "The Latin Lads" which recorded "Nunca" Never in spanish. I recorded with "The Endings", "The Chalets(1980)" and currently singing with "The Clusters" & Also with "The Arrogants"...Joe Miranda