Thursday, July 23, 2009

THE DELMONICOS aka THE METROS aka THE CRYSTALS

The Crystals came from Columbus High School in New York.The group originally consisted of Joe Patriarca(Second Tenor),Richie Sozzi,Joe Garcia(Lead & First Tenor),John Angelillo(Baritone) and Joe Premont but soon Premony and Sozzi were replaced by Jesus"Joe"Carillo(Bass) and Don Cruz(Lead & First Tenor).
In 1957-58 the group changed the name to The Delmonicos and recorded a demo_Cynthia/Babby Sitter.

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In 1958 The Delmonicos moved to Just Records changed the name to The Metros and recorded 2 sides_All Of My Life/Lookin.

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Finally the group auditioned for Ray Ellis the A&R man for MGM.He signed the group to 3 year contract but only if they changed their name.the group elected to take back their original name of The Crystals.releasing the followings records....

- That's Where I Belong / Better Come Back To Me.Metro Records-1959.
- I've Got My Reasons / Big John Grundy.Metro Records-1959.
- I'm Watching You / Oh, My You.Cub Records-1960.

And as Cub Records unreleased side_The Beauty & the Beast.

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More information about this goup at;http://www.harmonytrain.com/dowoplady/Metros/metros.htm

Go to Ebay for a fantastic Metros/Crystals CD....

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