Monday, February 16, 2009
THE MAJESTICS_The Lone Stranger
Group from Everett,MA. The group members were Steve Catallo(Bass),Tommy PascarellaLead),Johnny Falzone,Tommy Guanci and Ed Rogers.The group were formed by the fusion of two other groups,The Cresents from the far end of Ferry Street, near the Malden Line, and The Tempos from the area of Orange Court. When the dust settled The Majestics were born.
In 1959 they recorded on the Sioux Label_Lone Stranger/Sweet One.(re-released this same year on the 20th Fox label).This record had a good chance of “breaking out,” as it was beginning to, as they say ”Make some noise” in California, and Twentieth Fox showed some interest in distributing it.The group’s manager, and/or the original label “stalled” a bit in an effort to work a better deal, but this tactic apparently backfired. when they did finally get the rights to distribute the record, initial interest had past.
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In the early 60's they changed the name to The Emeralds In this time with new members as John Falzone (from the Spindrifts), Ritchie Steen, Jackie Neider, or Joe DiVirgilio and recorded songs as_ Symbol Of Love/Rose Ann/Two Purple Shadows. but the songs went unnoticed by recording companies.
In 1973 Vintage Records released as THE MAJESTICS the Emerald's demos_Symbol Of Love/Two Purple Shadows.