Cathy Jean & The Roommates
Rehearsal at the MeadowLands June 29, 1991

Please Love Me Forever
#12 in 1961

The Roommates were originally a duo formed by 15-year olds Steve Susskind and Bob Minsky, of Russell Sage Junior High in Queens, New York. After coming second in a local talent show - behind another duo, Tom & Jerry, who later became better known as Simon & Garfunkel - they became a quartet. For their first release they recorded 14 year old Cathy Jean Giordano singing "Please Love Me Forever", a song that had been a minor hit in 1958 for Tommy Edwards, and would become a hit again in 1967 for Bobby Vinton. Before releasing the record, overdubbed harmonies by the Roommates was added. Cathy Jean and the group had never met in person when the record was issued.
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