A rock n roll vocal group from Jersey City, New Jersey, USA. One of the most pop-sounding of the Italian-American groups that were in abundance during the late 50s and early 60s, the Duprees specialized in recording updated versions of old pop hits in a smooth style with a slight rock n roll feel. The group was formed as the Parisiens in 1960 from the remnants of two Jersey City-based groups, the Utopians and the Elgins. The original line-up featured lead vocalist Joey Vann (Joseph Canzano, 3 April 1943, USA, d. 28 February 1984), Mike Arnone (b. Michael Arnone, 19 September 1942, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA, d. 27 October 2005, Brick, New Jersey, USA), John Salvato (b. 19 July 1940, USA), Tom Bialoglow (b. 5 November 1940, USA) and Joe Santollo (b. Joseph Santollo, 23 July 1943, USA, d. 4 June 1981). They recorded several demos between 1960 and 1962, although Vann was temporarily replaced by Michael Kelly (b. 19 April 1943, USA) during...
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