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#1 in 1958
|The Elegants was started in 1958 by Vito Picone, Arthur Venosa,
Frank Tardogano, Carmen Romano and James Mochella in South Beach, Staten
Island. Before their nursery rhyme inspired song, "Little Star",
became a number one hit, the band usually performed informally under the
boardwalk by their homes After "Little Star", the band, still
in their teens, toured with artists such as Buddy Holly, Dion and the
Belmonts, Chuck Berry and Jerry Lee Lewis. However, none of their
subsequent singles reached the success of "Little Star" and
eventually the band fizzled out, as perennial one-hit wonders. As of
2009, the Elegants are still performing at concerts and events
throughout the United States, under the name "Vito Picone & The
Elegants". They still perform "Little Star", as well as
their interpretations of many golden oldies.
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