The Trade Winds

Genres: Pop / Rock
Tags: surf red bird frontloader Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1960s 2000s
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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 York’s 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 York’s 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 group’s subsequent releases, which blended melodic hooklines...

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