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Sparrows Quartette

Influenced with the sounds from the Orioles and Ravens, the Sparrows Quartette’s tries to rekindle nostalgia for classic doo-wop was piloted by R&B aficionados Dominick ‘Dom’ D’Elia (lead), Sam Hardwood (bass) and Adam Brady (baritone). Dom’s 11-year-old sibling, Billy D’Elia (tenor), and Bob Freedman (ex-Squires; lead tenor) finished the line-up (successfully signifying the ‘Quartette’ was actually a quintet). Produced in NY, USA, in 1961, the group’s debut one was ‘Merry Xmas Baby’ on Broadcast Information in 1963. He afterwards formed Jet Information in 1965, where period the Sparrows’ line-up acquired shifted, with Sal Mondrone changing Brady, and in addition overtaking lead duties. An individual emerged, ‘Deep IN MY OWN Heart’, nonetheless it produced little headway within a declining marketplace for traditional vocal groupings. The Sparrows split up in 1969, but re-formed 2 yrs later on to record their 1st album (ultimately released in 1974). This prompted additional singles activity, 1st, ‘I Like You A LOT I POSSIBLY COULD Die’, and the agenda-setting ‘We Sing For Fun’. Furthermore to both of these a cappella remedies, they also documented beneath the guise of Mel Dark AS WELL AS THE Giants (‘Darling’). Two additional ‘rehearsal’ albums adopted in 1975, as do a final solitary for Aircraft, ‘The Christmas Music’, however when Freedman relocated to Chicago, the additional users discontinued the group. Nevertheless, the D’Elia brothers do put together a fresh group in 1976, the Sharks Quintette, with users from the Heartspinners, Five Sharks and Platinum Insects. This grouping released three singles for Broadcast, but to small interest.

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