Tuesday, January 24, 2012


From the Jeff Kreiter guide,Tommy Landis with The Spinners a band formed in Torrance,CA in 1959 by left to right;Thomas"Tommy Landis"Gaglio(Lead Singer),Eddy Dotti (Pianist/Vocal) ,Tony Ruvalo(Drummer/Vocal),Larry Baldwin(Guitar/Vocal) and Carlo San Paolo(Guitar/Vocal).

They took their name from Carlo's 1957 Ford convertible(with spinner wheel hubcap wheels) and signed with a Mercury producer named Wally who send the band to a recording studio in Long Beach,CA.

In the recording session they recorded three songs_Someone To Love/Baby I'm In Love With You/You Belong To Me. the two first sides were released in 1959 in the Wyn label.

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-Someone To Love. was a top 10 hit in Las Vegas and the band have a life perfomance in St. Louis,MO TV show "St. Louis Hop".

Above rare promotional picture of Tommy Landis.

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1 comment:

Unknown said...

Thanks for this. Tommy is my Dad and Carlo a cousin. I remember listening to the record back in the 60's and 70's as a kid, always a source of pride. Unfortunately none of Dad's kids got his rich voice.