Ernie Maresca

Genres: Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": 60s pop rock and roll swing rock n roll vocal rock rockabilly twist Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1960s
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Biography

21 April 1939, Bronx, New York, USA. Maresca’s one hit was the rousing rock ‘n’ roll tune, ‘Shout! Shout! (Knock Yourself Out), ’ from 1962, which went to number 6 on the US chart. With great support from the vocal group, Del-Satins, Maresca created a piece that epitomized the spirit of early rock ‘n’ roll with its sense of fun and enthusiasm for dance. But he was mainly a behind-the-scenes talent, writing and producing acts for the Laurie label in New York City. The songs he composed included ‘No One Knows’ for Dion And The Belmonts; ‘Runaround Sue’ and ‘The Wanderer’ for Dion, and ‘Runaround’ for the Regents. Most of the acts he worked with were hard-hitting, Italian-American, doo-wop groups who came from the Bronx, notably the Belmonts, Regents, Camelots, Del-Satins, Nino And The Ebbtides, and the Five Discs. In the UK, ‘Shout! Shout’ (Knock Yourself Out)’ was remade in...

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