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The Bergenfield Doo Wop's

During the 50's, 60's, and perhaps into the 70's
Bergenfield spawned a great number of vocal and instrumental groups.
This archive is dedicated to preserving their memory and the music they created
for the next generations to enjoy.

The Knickerbockerscirca 1963

Photo taken in 1963 of the Cecchino brothers, Pete Gitlitz and
Pete LoCascio after winning the Oritani Battle of the Bands.

Mark IV Plus One

Jim Richards, Jim Parker, Pete LoCascio, Bill Osmolski, Chris Kleckner.

The Chandells
circa 1965

left to right- Al Hayes, Chuck Corrado, Bob Ackerman, John McDonnell, Rick Popolizio
in the Bergenfield H.S. cafeteria.

Listen to their music
(recorded Live at the Jewish Center)
* Heatwave
* It's so easy
* Cool Jerk
* Gemme some lovin'
* Never walk alone
* Ticket to ride

Fish and Chips
circa 1965

Fish'Chips were 3 BHS alumni; Steve Mann[guitar] [guitar], Rich Kleckner [bass, vocals], and Don Swicker [drums]. Also included were Pete Trugiani,[guitar], and Bruce [Fish] Herring [dancing, volcals]. All came from Bergen County. The Band was short lived, but opened for several now world-famous acts, now 40 yrs. later. At that time, the British invation was hot, and anyone from our country who could emulate them had somewhat of an edge, so it seemed.

Listen to their music
* This whole thing is getting out of hand
* Four times faster

The Creations
circa 1959
The Group's career was launched when they won 1st place in the CYO county talent championship in June of 1959

L to R: Art Mayer, Sal LoCicero, Guy Fredricks, Tony Fasce, Father Bruce

The Creations signed a recording contract with Jamie Records. Their first appearance was June 1959 on Dick Clark's American Bandstand. The show gave the song a 98% rating! Listen yourself to the song
We're Old Enough

L to R:  Guy Fredricks, Tony Fasce, Art Mayer, Sal LoCicero

The group had a second hit song
Where's My Love

If you enjoyed the music,
why not drop  Sal LoCicero '59 a note of thanks.

The Herald Square
circa 1966

from left to right - Dave Meyers, Doug Scrivani,
Frank Youngblood, Doug Schaffer, and Kurt Myers

The Bubble
Rock Band 1968

to see a larger photoclick here
L-R: Gary Wogisch '68, Doug Sellers '68, 
Dennis Bisoglio - drums '69, Marc Connolly '68

to see a larger photoclick here
L-R: Bob Savino '67, Gary Wogisch '68, Ronald Mittlehammer '68,
Doug Sellers '68, Marc Connolly '68
Photo's compliments of
Marc Connolly

4 More
Battle of the Bands, Palisades Amusement Park, 1965
Sponsored by the Hudson Dispatch Newspaper.

(click here for a larger view)
L to R: Bruce Blackmore, Sal Fradella, Chuck Fradella and John Nashmy.
( placed 3rd out of 6 bands)
Photo by Bruce Blackmore, submitted by John Nashmy.

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