Friday, February 13, 2009
THE KNOCKOUTS_Darling Lorraine
Group/band from North Bergen and Bayonne in New Jersey consisted of Bo D’Andrea(Vocal),Eddie Parente(Guitar),Bob Collada(Piano) and Harry Venuta(Drums). In 1959 their manager Chic Salerno obtaining a contract with Bobby Shad of the Shad/Time/Brent Records. This want repeat with the guys the label hits_I’ve Had It. By The Bell Notes and_It Was I. By Skip & Flip.
In the summer of 1959 the group recorded their first disc on the Shad label with the romantic doo wop ballad_Darling Lorraine. And the rock side_Riot In Room 3C. The A Side was very popular locally and Bob Shad moved the record to NewYork for their national distribution and in the late 1959 the mentioned side charted #46 nationally, with a big popularity the group have life perfomances in New Jersey (Seaside,Parrot Club,Luciaanos in Lodi,Lyndhurst...) and New York(Greenwood Lake....).
The group have one alternative version....
Following to the _Darling Lorraine. Disc they recorded from 1959 to 1965 without success...
-Rich Boy Poor Boy/Please Be Mine. Shad Records-1960.
-You Can Tale My Girl/Fever. MGM Records-1961.
-What's On Your Mind/Tweet Tweet. Tribute Records-1964.
-Mo Jo Part.1(Got My Mo Jo Working)/Mo Jo Part.2. Tribute Records-1964.
-Don't Say Goodbye/Ecuador. Tribute Records-1965.
-Falling From Paradise/Ecuador. Tribute Records-1965. (as by Bob D’Andrea & The Knockouts.).
In 1960 Bob Catucci aka Pierre LaSalle replaced Harry Venuta and in 1964 Tribute Records released the Lp_Gop Ape With The Knockouts. with the sides... Mo Jo Part 1/Darling Lorraine/Tweet Tweet/Ecuador/Poor Boy, Rich Boy/I Got A Woman Part 1/What’s On Your Mind/Give Me A Chance/Number One Girl/Molly Maone/Don’t Say Goodbye/I Got A Woman Part 2.
In the late 60’s Bob form part of a comedian duet callet Andre & Cirell.