Five Talented Brooklynites

Quest’articolo parla di un gruppo di giovani originari di Bensonhurst, una zona di Brooklyn, NY. Il gruppo musicale si chiamava “The Mystics”, ma all’inizio, usò il nome “Overons”. Benché il gruppo non fosse molto conosciuto, ebbe qualche canzone al top, specialmente “Hushabye” del 1959. Fu la canzone principale per il programma “The Big Beat” sul canale ABC. Il gruppo cantò anche “Don’t Take the Stars”, un’altra canzone molto conosciuta. Nel 1960, un membro del gruppo, Phil Cracolici, abbandonò la band.  Per il suo posto, assunse Paul Simon, un uomo ben conosciuto per il suo futuro nella band “Simon e Garfunkel”, una band leggendaria rock –n- Roll. Nel 2015, The Mystics erano molto seguiti nel “Doo Wop Hall of Fame” in California.

When five young Italian American friends from the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn discovered that they each had talented voices, they started singing together as a group on street corners in 1957. 

After being together for a short time, the singing group decided to call themselves the Overons. They started the group just for the love of singing and to perform their favorite doo-wop songs from their favorite groups.

The group's original lineup consisted of brothers Phil and Albee Cracolici and their good friends George Galfo, Bob Ferrante and Al Contrera. They were the Overons until some members disagreed with the name in the summer of 1958. Each member agreed to write a preferred group name on a piece of paper and place the papers into a hat. When Contrera's piece of paper was drawn out of the hat, the Overons became The Mystics. Contrera remembers coming up with the name by going through a dictionary. 

Later that year, the singing group recorded two songs for Laurie Records: "Adam and Eve" and "Wimoweh." The record company was not


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