Reparata & The Delrons

Genres: Pop / Rock
Tags: pop northern soul 60s 60s girls soul female vocalists oldies girl groups brooklyn girl group girl group sound new york american 1960s girl groups Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s


School friends Mary Aiese, Nanette Licari, Anne Fitzgerald and Regina Gallagher began performing together in 1962. Dubbed the Del-Rons in honour of the Dell-Vikings and Del-Satins, they appeared at dances in their Brooklyn neighbourhood before Mary realigned the group around Carol Drobinicki, Sheila Reille, Kathy Romeo and Margi McGuire. The last was asked to leave when the group acquired a recording contract which in turn engendered ‘Whenever A Teenager Cries’. This light, but plaintive offering topped the local New York chart, but although it only rose to number 60 nationally, the single - credited to Reparata And The Delrons - nonetheless secured the trio’s reputation. With Mary taking the lead spot, the group underwent further alterations when original member Licari and newcomer Lorraine Mazzola replaced Reille and Romeo. Although commercial success eluded them, the revitalized trio recorded a series of excellent singles, including the Jeff Barry...

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