Friday, March 14, 2014
Billboard January 18, 1960
I got an email from the real Tony Darro, so I thought I'd revise this 2011 post. I want to thank Tony for allowing me to share his music on the blog, and for not being offended and trying to sue me like some folks who I won't mention by name (because they'll sue me!)
For some reason the RCA matrix starts with a letter K, which meant 1959. But every other source says 1960 for this record.
Here is an email from Tony:
"Tony Darro was the stage name I adopted when I became a singer in 1960, at the age of 20. I was born in Philly (West) in 1939 on Dec. 18th and the song Sad Sad and Lonely was a song my Mother to use to sing to me and my two brothers in a much slower beat. I recorded a number of songs at Bell Sound Studios in New York back in 1960, including: Young Hearts, The Tender Age , I Haven't Anybody to Love, Double Brandy, Packing My Blues, Cleo. As a matter of fact, Bobby Rydell also recorded some songs in the same studio the same night I did.
My name often gets confused with the actor Tony Darrow who spells his name with a W. I was also on both the Milt Grant and Buddy Dean shows on Television in New York back in the 60's, I performed at shows ( record hops ) with chubby Checker, Bobby Rydell, Freddie Cannon, Fats Domino, (among others whom I've forgotten). I am 74 yrs old now and still married to the same woman for 52 years. Three Children, Girl Angela, Boys , Anthony (Tony) and Richard , 6 grandchildren and live in Myrtle Beach SC"
Here is one of my fan club pictures:
Label location: Philadelphia, Pa
Pressed by: RCA
I Haven't Anybody To Love
The Tender Age
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