Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Another Rare Doo-Wop Picture

( This Quotations group was the Bronx version where 3 members later
joined Larry Chance's Earls. (This is not the Brooklyn Quotations ca
1960-1964 on Verve.)


Stan Adams said...

The third member from the Left in the rear lineup is James E. Murphy from the Bronx. I was in the Navy with him aboard the Aircraft Carrier U.S.S. Lake Champlain in the early to mid 60's. He had showed me this photo back then and I've been trying to get a copy from him or his wife to no avail. Thanks for putting it up. It was rumored that Jimmy died in an auto accident in the the late 60's in Rhode Island, but it can't be substantiated.

aturbojetpilot said...

I was in the NAVY with Stan and Jimmy !

Anonymous said...

My grandpa is Joey fornino on the top right of the picture he was the lead singer of the group and is now 71 years old and lives in Yonkers ny

spindlechick said...

I just wanted to let you all know, James E. Murphy is still alive as far as I know. He was married to my late husband's sister, Karen Bird for a few years, but was still friends with the family. Last I spoke to him was to call and tell him my husband has died, he was by then living in North Carolina, I believe. We bought his mother's furniture from him when he moved.

Stan Adams said...

Spindlechick.. I've been searching for Jimmy Murphy for years!
Please get in touch with me via FaceBook Chat if possible. OR
Search for Stan Adams in Chicago or Go to Gmail address.

MagsLo said...

Chris Ruggiero’s voice is amazing. I am so glad that a young man is taking on the mantle of Doo Wop music. You understood the words and loved the beat so unlike the unintelligible music today. Good luck, Chris.

MagsLo said...

I heard you on PBS and thought you were very good. Did you keep up with the music or go elsewhere?