SONG OF THE DAY–THE FIESTAS–“SO FINE”

The Fiestas are a doo-wop group from Newark, New Jersey.  Members included Tommy Bullock-lead vocals, Eddie Morris-tenor, Sam Ingalls-baritone and Preston Lane-bass.

They charted their biggest hit record in 1959 with their Doo-Wop classic…”SO FINE” on Old Town Records (1062).  The single charted on March 23, 1959 on the Billboard R&B chart.  The Fiestas hit became a #3 record on the chart, a spot it held for 5 weeks.  The single remained on the chart for 19 weeks.

On April 6, 1959…SO FINE…crossed over to the Billboard Hot 100 and climbed the pop chart to #11.  The single remained on the chart for 16 weeks.  The flip-side of the 45rpm is…LAST NIGHT I DREAMED…it did not chart.

The Fiestas would not chart another Top 40 pop hit, but would have another Top 20 R&B hit in 1962 with their recording of…BROKEN HEART…a #18 hit single record.  It would also chart at #81 on the Hot 100 and become the groups last hit record.  The Fiestas would continue recording into the mid 1970s.

Click on the title below and hear…THE FIESTAS…Singing their big hits…”SO FINE” and “BROKEN HEART”.  Solid-Gold from the “GOLDEN ERA OF ROCK AND ROLL”.

So Fine

Broken Heart

Till the next time—Joe

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