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Our First Kiss
|After changing their name to the Aquatones - so the guys could
wear a "cool" shirt from the 1950s (aqua with a black velvet "V"
down the front) as a uniform - the group continued their efforts to land
a recording contract. In November 1957 they appeared in a talent show in
the neighboring town of Malverne, NY. At that show, they were heard by
Lou Fargo, a local realtor who wanted to get into the music business -
and Fargo asked them the question they'd been waiting to hear: "How'd
you like to make a record?" Fargo was interested in working with a
vocal group, so Bob, the non-singing drummer, left. Helped by airplay on
American Bandstand, "You" soon hit the Top 40 charts all over
the country. It reached #7 in New York, #1 in Boston, and #21 on the
Billboard national pop charts. After that, the Aquatones went their
separate ways. Lynne stayed on Long Island, Larry moved to New
Hampshire, Gene moved to the midwest and then to Atlanta, and Dave moved
to California, Ohio, and finally Kentucky. Most important, Lynne stopped
singing. Though the group members remained friends and stayed in touch,
it was difficult to get together to perform - and without Lynne, they
were missing the "sound" for which they were known. Lynne
passed away in 2001. The group is now comprised of Dave Goddard
(original founding member), Colette Delaney, Rich Hornung,and Paul King.
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