|Genres:||Doo Wop Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||rockabilly oldies country pop danish dansk 50s girlband x-factor animal bands under 2000 listeners the fireflies|
|Decades:||1950s 1960s 2000s|
Formed in 1957 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, the Fireflies placed two singles on the charts in 1959-60, and then disappeared from view. The group was started by Gerry Granahan (17 June 1939, Pittston, Pennsylvania, USA) and Lee Reynolds and Vinnie Rodgers, who were each on their way to separate auditions for a singing job at a resort in upstate New York. Learning that the club wanted a group, they decided to form one on the spot and were hired. The group lasted long enough to record a demo called The Crawl, which was released on Roulette Records in 1958 (under the spelling Fireflys) but did not chart. The group then disbanded while Granahan went on to chart as a solo artist with No Chemise, Please. Granahan decided to reactivate the group in 1959 when he heard the song You Were Mine, written by Paul Giacalone. Granahan then recorded the song in his studio, singing lead. However, he was unsatisfied with his vocal and hired...