Wednesday, February 10, 2010


Novelty vocal group from Waterbury,Connecticut formed in the university of Connecticut and led by the pianist Chic Hetti (real name-Carl Cicchetti), drummer Donny Conn(real name-Donald Claps) and Morey Car(Bass).they began their carrer in Canada in 1952 as a comedy trio know as the Nitwits.

In the mid 50's they decide to singing change their name to The Playmates and in 1957 signed with Roulette Records and recorded for this label several singles and four LP's. the group on Roulette have 10 charts singles in five years their best charts were in November of 1958 charted #4 with the song_ Beep Beep. and in July 1959 charted # 15 with_What Is Love?.


In 1963 the group signed with ABC Records recorded four singles and moved to Colpix Records where recorded three singles in 1964 but with the british invasion their novelty style were dead and the group broke up in the late 1964.

In 1959 on Roulette they recorded_First Love. a tune with nice harmonies.


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