Saturday, May 23, 2009
THE VAN DYKES_Rock A Bye Girl
Group from New Heaven,Connecticut formed in 1965 by left to right Frank Ruggiero,Joe Tiberia,Art DeNicholas and Tom Juliano.
In 1958 Artie and Tommy were part of The Catalina's on little Records(see Catalina's picture group in this blog).
The Van Dykes were greately influenced by The Four Seasons and recorded in 1965-67 four singles for Green Sea and Co Op Records.
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In 1967 the lead singer Frank Ruggiero died in a drowning accident on Juanary 19th and the rest of the group add to Kenny Nolan.