Personalities | Danny & The Juniors | Fifties | Rock
(Vocal group, 1955–present)
Originally known as The Juvenaires, this doo-wop group was formed in 1955 while members Danny Rapp, Frank Maffei, Joe Terranova and Dave White were still at high school in Philadelphia. They signed to Singular Records, owned by Artie Singer, and made the 1957 million-seller ‘At The Hop’, which topped the US singles chart for seven weeks on ABC-Paramount, and made the UK Top 3. Originally titled ‘Do The Bop’, it was written by Singer, White and Joe Madara. A similar 1958 follow-up, ‘Rock & Roll Is Here To Stay’, made the US Top 20. Rapp apparently committed suicide in 1983, but the group continued billed as Danny and The Juniors Featuring Joe Terry.
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