Believe Me - The Royal Teens - Original Short Shorts & Others
Before the first rock and roll tour was Keep Crushing - DJ Still Wil - Third Degree Burn which included The Royal Teens, Billy Crandall had to leave the group because his parents would not allow their year-old to leave school.
Tours consisting of 90 one-nighters became routine for the boys. Needless to say, The Royal Teens needed to follow up with additional hits to keep their name up there so the boys went back to writing their own songs. Realizing that the group needed a good lead singer, Joe Villa from the Three Friends was asked to join them. Eddie Schwartz - Strike, being eligible for the military draft, joined the National Guard.
It turned out that The Romans morphed into the legendary Four Seasons under the talented leadership of Bob Gaudio and the rest is rock and roll history. Over the years The Royal Teens were fortunate enough to be able attract some outstanding talent to fill the ranks of the earlier members of the group. Saxophone standouts like Frankie Coppola and Frankie Natalie did wonders to keep the sound fresh for many years. Guitarists like Bobby Block added top flight solos to the group as well.
For the past couple of years the Royal Teens line-up includes of course Tom Austin on drums and as lead singer on Believe Me. On guitar is Frank Jeckell who is an original member of the Fruitgum Company and is working very hard to get the intricate guitar solos in the Royal Teens catalog down pat. When the two original Royal Teens reunited at the August Wilson Theater the night of the premiere of Jersey Boys, Tommy said he was Sweet Little Loving - White Lion - Pride proud to have traveled the first leg of Bobby's historical musical journey with him.
Billy Dalton died of an apparent heart attack on Saturday, October 8, After his funeral Mass, Billy was interred in St. Patrick Cemetery in Rochelle, Illinois, on Thursday, October 13, —what would have been his 71st birthday. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from Royal Teens. The Royal Teens. Rock pop rock and roll. This article or section may have been copied and pasted from another location, possibly in Believe Me - The Royal Teens - Original Short Shorts & Others of Wikipedia's copyright policy.
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Former Three Friends crooner Joey Villaa genuinely good singer wouldn't blame you if you mistook him for Believe Me - The Royal Teens - Original Short Shorts & Others DiMucci came on board and an effort was made to rebrand the group as teen ballad singers. Capitol signed them and in November '59, the "new" Royal Teens landed in the top 40 with "Believe Me.
It took just two more Capitol singles for the love song schtick to play itself out. InBob Gaudio left the group and joined The Four Lovers soon to be famous as The 4 Seasonsa move that served him well for many years while offering a much stronger outlet for his songwriting.
At that point Tom Austin was the only remaining original Stevie Smith - The Spoken Word Teen, a distinction he has retained through decades of performing with the act. There were a few more singles on various labels including a desperate revival of their famous hit as "Short Short Twist" in Ultimately, New Jersey's Royal Teens endure as a familiar pop culture entity, thanks to an often-aired series of Nair hair removal cream commercials that began in Believe Me - The Royal Teens - Original Short Shorts & Others years afterwards, people went around humming "We wear short shorts All rights reserved.
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