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The Neons

An obscure blue-eyed doo-wop quartet from the Borough Park section of Brooklyn, NY, the Neons' influences included the Harptones, Cadillacs, Moonglows, Spaniels, and the Flamingos. The quartet formed in 1954 with a line-up of Jeff Pearl (lead), Ron Darin (baritone), Norm Isacoff (bass), and Frank Vignari (first tenor). They befriended Raoul Cita, the Harptones' musical arranger, who tightened their harmony and presentation, something he did for many other New York groups. Cita introduced them to Monty Bruce, the owner of Bruce Records and the guy who recorded the Harptones. Bruce formed a new label, Tetra Records, for the Neons' releases.

Their Tetra debut dropped in the fall of 1956. "Angel Face" broke out in the New York/Philadelphia area and received some national attention. The members wrote the song and its flip "Kiss Me Quickly." When it took off, the gigs came. Many were surprised to see four white guys doo-wopping, but it worked. Tetra issued a second single early in 1957, "Road Of Romance" b/w "My Chickadee," initially duplicated its predecessor, then fell from contention when Bruce abruptly quit the record business, causing the single to nosedive off the charts.

Like thousands of other hopefuls, they never saw a royalty check for their performance as artists or as writers. Heck, they never even signed contracts, which made any legal redress moot. And who could afford a lawyer anyway? Nonpayment of royalties is a situation that some take better than others; obviously, the Brooklyn natives didn't cotton to ripoffs and refused to be exploited further. "Angel Face" b/w "Golden Dream" was reissued on George Goldners' Gone Records in 1959. Goldner didn't promote it, but even if he had their finances wouldn't have changed. Goldner once gave Berry Gordy, Jr. a royalty check for $2.19 for writing, producing, and publishing the artists' share of two singles: "Got A Job," and "I Need Some Money"; Gordy framed the check and decided to form his own label after the debacle.

A final recording appeared in 1974 on Vintage Records, but "Honey Bun" with "Golden Dream" riding shotgun did nothing. The Neons disbanded long before the reissue. Their last performance was in 1960 on New Years Eve. Afterwards, members left to join the service. Darwin is the only member to remain in music and later sung with the Creations. ~ Andrew Hamilton
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Encyclopedia Of Doo Wop: Volume 5

Disc 1

2. They Say

3. Is There A Love For Me

5. Cruise To The Moon

7. Alphabet Of Love

8. Cry Like I Cried

9. Stormy Weather

10. Runaround

11. I'll Pray For You

12. Wedding Bells

17. Angel Face

18. Crazy For You

19. Ding Dong

20. There Goes My Girl

21. Heaven Above Me

23. Darling Can't You Tell

24. Rip Van Winkle

25. Let It Please Be You

Disc 2

1. Zoom

2. Little Girl Of Mine

3. Im Not A Know It All

4. Your Way

5. Rendezvous With You

6. I Cried My Heart Out

7. Sympathy

8. Too Young

9. Two People In The World

10. I Talk To My Echo

11. Goodbye To Love

12. I Found

13. Dont Ask Me To Be Lonely

17. Natures Creation

19. Baby Baby

21. Rubber Biscuit

24. Thats The Way It Goes

25. He's Gone

Disc 3

1. Gee

3. Baby

4. Traveling Stranger

5. Sugar Sugar

6. Goodbye To Love

7. Our Love Will Never End

10. On Sunday Afternoon

12. Woo Woo Train

13. You Are So Beautiful

15. That's My Desire

16. I Found Out Why

17. Be Sure My Love

18. Paper Castles

19. You Can Come If You Want To

21. You Baby You

24. Don't Say Goodnight

25. Forever

Disc 4

1. A Thousand Miles Away

2. Little Boy Blue

3. String Around My Heart

5. Beside My Love

6. I'm Not A Juvenile Delinquent

7. I Love You Darling

8. In My Lonely Room

10. Summertime

12. You Are

14. Share

15. I Love You So

18. Whisper (Softly)

19. Diamonds & Pearls

20. Snow White

24. Teenage Love

25. Your Last Chance

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Track List: Sounds Of The City: New York Area Doo Wop 1956-1966

Disc 1

1. Sherry

2. Little Star

3. The Lion Sleeps Tonight

4. Barbara-Ann

5. Rip Van Winkle

6. Big Girls Don't Cry

7. He's In Town

8. Runaround

9. Ding Dong

12. Angel Face

14. Darling Can't You Tell

16. Canadian Sunset

17. Echo

19. Unchained Melody

Disc 2

2. Hushabye

3. Denise

4. Sorry (I Ran All The Way Home)

6. Come A Little Bit Closer

7. Tonite, Tonite

8. Imagination

10. Be My Girl (Please Be Mine)

11. I Remember

12. She Cried

13. Runaround Sue

15. Pizza Pie

16. Wake Up

17. Teardrops Follow Me

18. Believe Me

19. Donna Lee

Disc 3

2. Remember Then

3. 16 Candles

4. Tell Me Why

5. There's A Moon Out Tonight

6. Shout! Shout! (Knock Yourself Out)

7. Have You Heard

10. Baby Blue

11. Those Oldies But Goodies (Remind Me Of You)

12. Coney Island Baby

14. Please Love Me Forever

17. You

18. Life Is But A Dream

19. My Own True Love

20. Teenage Vows Of Love

21. Looking For An Echo

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