The Fireflies

Genres: Doo Wop Pop / Rock Vocals
Tags: rockabilly oldies danish pop country girlband female vocalists easy listening cover nice 50s doo wop 2010 dansk treble x-factor x factor youngstar little star skanderborg sony music human nature Powered by AudioScrobbler
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...

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