Re: Guy Villari of the Regents passes away ...
Posted by catman on 9/29/2017, 3:20 pm, in reply to "Re: Guy Villari of the Regents passes away ... "
I grew up in Northern Jersey, same general area as the Regents and many other doo-wop groups of the era, enjoyed hearing the somgs on WABC, WMGM and WINS. However, the Beach Boys weren't trying to "come close". It was a song recorded, among others, at a party, to show that they were just as talented at covering other artists hits as well as producing their own. If they'd done that in a studio under proper direction, it would've come out better. |
: Thank you sir for the many memories I can
: associate with The Regents hit song
: "Barbara Ann" in 1961. The Beach
: Boys and Dean Torrence never came close.