Wednesday, December 30, 2009


Lead singer of this Brooklyn group is John Giuffre with Jimmie Sims, Jerry Vance & John Truscelli. John & Jimmie from Brooklyn wrote _Taste Of A Tear.(a _Tonight I Fell In Love. sound-a-like tune) and Howard Epstein wrote_Never Till Now. Recorded at Bell Sound recording studio in N.Y. and released in the Warwick label in 1961 as Johnny & The Kings.

Pictures taken Aug. 5th, 1961 at a concert performed at the Palisades Park in New Jersey. Johnny is on the lower left in the above group picture with a girl fan.

After the Tokens left Warwick Records for RCA the record was reissued as Johnny & The Tokens.also these two songs were  included in a Neil Sedaka compilation LP as by Neil Sedaka & The Tokens.

To Listen or Download_Never Till Now. please visit;

Two sides on Youtube......

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