THE TUNE ROCKERS…”THE GREEN MOSQUITO”

427088_385400898136623_2123543331_nTHE TUNE ROCKERS ARE AN INSTRUMENTAL ROCK AND ROLL BAND FROM BUFFALO, NEW YORK. MEMBERS INCLUDED GENE STRONG…LEAD GUITAR, FRED PATTON…GUITAR…JOHNNY CAPELLO…SAX, TIM NOLAN…BASS AND MICKEY VANDERLIP…DRUMS.

ON AUGUST 25, 1958 THEIR UNITED ARTISTS SINGLE (139) MADE ITS BILLBOARD HOT 100 CHART DEBUT. THE SINGLE RECORD BECAME A BIG HIT, PEAKING AT #44 AND REMAINING ON THE HOT 100 FOR 10 WEEKS. THE FLIP-SIDE OF THE RECORD…”WARM UP”, DID NOT CHART. THROUGH THE YEARS “THE GREEN MOSQUITO” HAS BEEN A FAVORITE ON OLDIES RADIO. THE TUNE ROCKERS WERE HONORED IN 2012 BY THEIR INDUCTION INTO THE BUFFALO MUSIC…HALL OF FAME FOR THEIR CLASSIC RECORDING.

JOHNNY CAPELLO ALSO CHARTED HIT RECORDS AS LEAD SINGER OF THE DOO-WOP GROUP…THE GRADUATES. THEY CHARTED HITS WITH…”BALLAD OF A GIRL AND BOY” IN 1959 AND “WHAT GOOD IS GRADUATION” THAT SAME YEAR.

WE HOPE YOU WILL ENJOY LISTENINING TO THE TUNE ROCKERS, AS THEY PERFORM BOTH SIDES OF THEIR CLASSIC 1958 HIT RECORD.

Tune Rockers, Green Mosquito

Warm Up , Tune Rockers

TILL THE NEXT TIME—JOE (JOE T)

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