SONG OF THE DAY–THE FIESTAS–“SO FINE”

JOE T'S SODA SHOP (JOE TROIANO'S BLOG)

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…

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