Buddy defranco - tommy gumina quartet - presenting


In 1958, Julius joined Martin Denny's band where he played marimba (replacing Arthur Lyman ) as well as numerous other percussion instruments. Four years later he was paid $15 as a session man on Herb Alpert's debut album, The Lonely Bull . Wechter soon composed " Spanish Flea " for Alpert, which became a hit for him. Alpert encouraged Wechter to form his own group, The Baja Marimba Band, to help cash in on the faux- Mexican popularity of Albert's own Tijuana Brass.

Frankie Avalon  (Francis T. Avallone) (1939– ) - 1950s teen idol, actor

Toni Basil  (Antonia Christina Basilotta) (1943) - singer-songwriter, filmmaker
Jon Bon Jovi  (John Francis Bongiovi Jr) (1962– ) -  Bon Jovi  (Italian father)
Sonny Bono  (Salvatore Phillip Bono) (1935–1998) -  Sonny & Cher
Edward Brigati Jr.  (1945) - singer-songwriter,  The Young Rascals
Michael Bublé  (1975) - Canadian singer (Italian parents)
Tim Buckley  (1947-1975) - singer-songwriter (Italian mother)
Jeff Buckley  (1966-1997) - singer-songwriter (Italian grandmother)

Freddy Cannon  (Frederick Anthony Picariello) (1940) - singer
Harry Casey  (1951) - singer-songwriter,  KC and the Sunshine Band  (Italian mother)
Roseanne Cash  (1955) - country singer-songwriter (Italian grandparents)
Felix Cavaliere  (1944) - singer-songwriter,  The Young Rascals
Lou Christie  (Luigi Sacco) (1943) - singer-songwriter
Jim Croce  (1943-1973) - singer-songwriter

Bobby Darin  (Walden Robert Cassotto) (1936–1973) - singer, actor, musician, songwriter
James Darren  (James Ercolani) (1936) - singer, TV and film actor
Tommy DeVito  (1936) - singer,  The Four Seasons
Dion DiMucci  (1939) - lead singer,  Dion and the Belmonts
Micky Dolenz  (1945) - singer, actor,  The Monkees  (Italian grandfather)

Faith Evans  (1973) - singer-songwriter, actor (Italian father)

Fabian  (Forte) (1943) - 1960s teen idol
Lita Ford  (Carlita Fordson) (1958) - singer, musician,  The Runaways  (Italian mother)
Connie Francis  (Concetta Franconero) (1938) - singer, actor
Annette Funicello  (1942) - actor, singer, mouseketeer

Bob Gaudio  (1942) - singer,  The Four Seasons
Lou Gramm  (Louis Andrew Grammatico) (1950) - lead singer, songwriter,  Foreigner

William (Bill) Hudson  (Salerno) (1949) -  The Hudson Brothers  (Italian mother)
Brett Hudson  (Salerno) (1953) -  The Hudson Brothers  (Italian mother)
Mark Hudson  (Salerno) (1951) -  The Hudson Brothers  (Italian mother)

Chris Isaak  (1956) - singer, singwriter (Italian mother)

Alicia Keys  (Alicia Augello Cook) (1981) - singer-songwriter, musician (Italian grandparent)

Lady Gaga  (Stefani Germanotta) (1986) - singer-songwriter (Italian father)
Frankie Laine  (Frank Paul LoVecchio) (1913) - singer, TV host
Cyndi Lauper  (1953) - singer, songwriter, actress (Italian mother)
Gary Lewis  (1946) - singer, musician,  Gary Lewis & The Playboys  (Italian mother)
Joe Long  (Joseph LaBracio) (1941) - bass guitarist/vocal arranger,  The Four Seasons

1941  – Another 11 Top 10 hits:  The band made the movie, Sun Valley Serenade, introducing ‘Chattanooga Choo Choo’, soon a million seller.
#1 hits: ‘Song of the Volga Boatmen’, ‘You and I’, ‘Elmer’s Tune’.


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