Date: February, 11th 2013 Challenge: to recreate the recording by the Beatles of their “Please Please Me” Album at Abbey Road Studios 50 years ago to the day; to record, in real time, the 11 Tracks recorded by the Beatles in a single day. Each track will be performed by a different Artiste. Tony Crane   Read More …

The Coasters are an R & B group that started in October 1955. The original members of The Coasters were Carl Gardner, Billy Guy, Bobby Nunn and Leon Hughes. In 1957, both Bobby Nunn and Leon Hughes were replaced by Cornell Gunter and Will (Dub) Jones. In 1956, The Coasters released their first hit “Down   Read More …

OldiesMusicBlog: What is the story behind the name “Chance”? How did you choose it? It was chosen by Hy Weiss who owned and operated Old Town records. He wanted to release a single by me & thought Larry Chance was a good name because I was willing to take a chance on a single after   Read More …

“Poison Ivy” is a popular song by American songwriting duo Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. It was originally recorded by The Coasters in 1959. It went to #1 on the R&B chart and #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. This was their third top-ten hit of that year following “Charlie Brown” and “Along Came   Read More …

Spanning from the late 1950’s into the new millennium, the Earls have continuously been pleasing audiences with their flawless harmonies ceaseless vitality and endearing dedication to their fans. Larry Chance & the Earls represent the music that helped define Rock ‘N’ Roll, the original doo-wop era that put the street corner- society onto the national   Read More …

Kicking off the 60th Anniversary of The Original Drifters® on today, the 25th Anniversary of The Drifters’ induction into the esteemed Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Original Drifters, Inc., in cooperation with The Bill Pinkney Foundation©, proudly introduces The Art of Drifting©. A visual, literary, film, and performing arts experience, it also has a   Read More …

The Crystals are an American vocal group based in New York, considered one of the defining acts of the girl group era of the first half of the 1960s. Their 1961–1964 chart hits, including “Uptown”, “He’s Sure the Boy I Love”, “He’s a Rebel”, “Da Doo Ron Ron (When He Walked Me Home)” and “Then   Read More …

OldiesMusicBlog: How long did it take to collect all the information from Mr. Consiglio? Tony and I began to pal around together in early 2000.  The interviews got less formal as we traveled together, but he continued to come up with new stories for me to research and document until April 2008, so about eight   Read More …

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