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.

Styles & Forms | Fifties | Rock
Personalities | Bobby Darin | Fifties | Rock

Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


An extensive music information resource, bringing together the talents and expertise of a wide range of editors and musicologists, including Stanley Sadie, Charles Wilson, Paul Du Noyer, Tony Byworth, Bob Allen, Howard Mandel, Cliff Douse, William Schafer, John Wilson...


Classical, Rock, Blues, Jazz, Country and more. Flame Tree has been making encyclopaedias and guides about music for over 20 years. Now Flame Tree Pro brings together a huge canon of carefully curated information on genres, styles, artists and instruments. It's a perfect tool for study, and entertaining too, a great companion to our music books.

Rock, A Life Story

Rock, A Life Story

The ultimate story of a life of rock music, from the 1950s to the present day.

David Bowie

David Bowie

Fantastic new, unofficial biography covers his life, music, art and movies, with a sweep of incredible photographs.