Danny & The Juniors
This Philadelphia-based, Italian-American vocal quartet comprised lead vocalist Danny Rapp (10 May 1941, d. 4 April 1983), first tenor Dave White, second tenor Frank Mattei and baritone Joe Terranova. Formed in 1955 as the Juvenairs, their song Do The Bop came to the attention of Dick Clark, who suggested the title change At The Hop. They took his advice and released the song in 1957, initially with few sales. However, after they sang it on Clarks television show Bandstand, it was picked up by ABC-Paramount Records and shot to the top of the US chart for five weeks. Despite comments from the British music press that the group was amateur and imitative, it made the UK Top 3 and sold over two million copies worldwide. They followed it with their only other US Top 20 hit, the similar-sounding and prophetically titled Rock n Roll Is Here To Stay. In 1960 they signed to Dick Clarks Swan Records where they...