How old are the members of The Duprees?
Bialoglow is angry that the current lineup boasts on its website that the Duprees were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2006. Only original members received that honor.
The Duprees are a doo-wop group which had a series of hits during the early 1960s. The group was founded in the early 1960s in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA by Michael Arnone, Joe Santollo, John Salvato, Tom Bialoglow, and lead singer Joey Canzano (later known as Joey Vann).
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Today’s Duprees have over 40 years of on-stage performances with Phil Granito, Tommy Petillo, and Jimmy Spinelli who continue to perform all the chart-topping songs you know and love.
Today, Phil Granito, Jimmy Spinelli and Tom Petillo are looking forward to continuing the legacy and will be performing in 2021. Today’s Duprees have over 40 years of on-stage performances with Phil Granito, Tommy Petillo, and Jimmy Spinelli who continue to perform all the chart-topping songs you know and love.
The band shot to fame in the early 1960s with hits such as “You Belong to Me,” “Have You Heard” and “(It’s No) Sin.” Extensive touring and physical wear and tear on Testa over the years made for a hip condition that took him off his feet earlier this year.
At this time, in 1964, Joey Vann left The Duprees to pursue a solo career and recorded a single for Coed. It was a Joni James hit entitled “MY LOVE, MY LOVE” (which coincidentally would later be released by The Duprees).
He decided to leave the group, due to creative differences and where the group was going musically. Two other members of the group had died and the band was being re-formed. Richie had been performing as a soloist and later touring around the world with the NJ based showband The Infernos. Rosato is now retired.
Jersey City’s own Mike Kelly. A velvet voice of Jersey City fell silent for good on Tuesday.
Tony Testa is most at home on stage. As the leader of the ’60s doo-wop vocal group The Duprees, his voice is his instrument. When he woke up one morning unable to speak, he wondered if his 60-year career was over. Tony, 76, a resident of Jackson, is known for singing bass, baritone, and top falsetto.
Yet Bialoglow, 70, is a rock ‘n’ roll pioneer. He and 71-year-old John Salvato are the only two surviving original members of the Duprees, the Jersey City vocal quintet that hit the big time in 1962 with “You Belong to Me” before reaching the charts with several memorable follow-ups.