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The Devotions


Shaped in 1960 in Astoria, NY, USA, the Devotions had been a doo-wop group most widely known because of their 1964 novelty recording ‘Rip Truck Winkle’. The group included Ray Sanchez, who sang bass-lead, Bob Weisbrod, Bob Hovorka and brothers Frank and Joe Pardo. Making use of their supervisor, the group auditioned in 1960 for a little record label, Delta, whose owner, Bernie Zimming, had not been impressed making use of their appear. The group had written ‘Rip Truck Winkle’ that time and Zimming enjoyed it. Nevertheless, it didn’t sell, but 2 yrs later, once the bigger Roulette Records obtained Delta, it had been released once again. It still didn’t reach the graphs, as well as the group disbanded. In 1964, nevertheless, Roulette included the tune within a Golden Goodies record series and it enticed more interest. Roulette released the single to get a third time which time it produced the US Best 40. A fresh Devotions group was constructed including three first members, however when further singles flopped, they disbanded in 1965.

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Music Songs For Sentimental Reasons, Do Do De Dop, Devil's Gotten Into My Baby, Looks Like Goodbye, Tears From A Broken Heart, Rip Van Winkle, Can You Explain It, Zindy Lou, A Sunday Kind Of Love, I'm Not There, Another Forever, So Glad You're Home, Can't Stop Hurting Me, What She Don't Know, Rock n Roll Sister, I'll Say It, Detox Queen, Something Bad, Closer, Everything, Appetites, Snow White, Runaway Self Destruction Blues, Make It Go Away, Keep Away
Albums The Devotions
Nominations Edgar Award for Best Novel

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