The Trade Winds
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This 60s vocal group was formed by Peter Andreoli (28 April 1941, New York, USA) and Vincent Poncia Jnr. (b. 29 April 1942, New York, USA) who, as Anders And Poncia worked as contract songwriters in New Yorks legendary Brill Building. Having composed several releases for producer Phil Spector, including the Ronettes Do I Love You and The Best Part Of Breakin Up, the pair teamed with the fledgling Red Bird Records. They founded the Tradewinds in 1964 with guitarist Norman Marzano, a former member, with Anders and Poncia, of the Videls, who had enjoyed minor chart success in June 1960 with Mister Lonely. The Tradewinds first single, New Yorks A Lonely Town reached US number 32 the following February. This marvellous Beach Boys pastiche - the tale of a Californian surfer exiled on the east coast - set the pattern for the groups subsequent releases, which blended melodic hooklines...