Wednesday, January 20, 2010


Interracial group from the Bronx consisted of the white lead kid(12 years old) Paul Himmelstein,Henry Jackson(1st tenor),Bobby Higgs(2nd tenor) and Henry Eli(Baritone).

By early 50's Paul was a singing child in some amateur contests,in 1955 he joined with the others three black guys(of sixteen and seventeen old years) and formed The Heartbreakers after they won an amateur night contest in the Apollo theatre in June 1956 RCA Records signed the group.

In 1957 they recorded two singles on the RCA subsidiary label Vik Records_Withouh A Cause/One Two I Love You. and_Love You Till The Day I Die/My Love.


The group broke up when the label wanted Paul to go solo and he refused.Later Henry Jackson was part of The V-Eights who recorded for Vibro Records in 1960

In 1956 one Vanguard LP_Night At The Apollo. enclosed The Heartbreakers acappella song_Come Back My Love.originally by The Wrens this song was from their life perfomance at the Apollo theatre in June 1956.later this same song was enclosed in a single released for Fordham Records.



Marianne Polloni said...

I love my Uncle Paul and he's a great guy as well as a wonderful singer. God Bless you Uncle Paul.

Love you, Marianne Polloni

Marianne Polloni said...

My uncle Paul was the GREATEST! Still is! We love you Uncle Paul.

Marianne, Frank, Frank Jr., and Michael

Eric Blackman said...

What a great lead singer your uncle was. Do you ever get the pleasure of hearing him sing?

I've often wondered what did he did after leaving music…?

Mark Naison said...

This is Dr Mark Naison of Fordham U. I did an interview with Paul Himmelstein which is going to be in a book and need to be in touch with him about possible photos. Could any of you in touch with Paul please ask him to email me at, or call me on my cell ( 917) 836-3014