The Crew-Cuts were a Canadian vocal quartet, that made a number of popular records that charted in the United States and worldwide. They all had been members of the St. Maugeri, John Perkins, and two others Bernard Toorish and Connie Codarini who later were among the Four Lads first formed a group called The Jordonaires not to be confused with a similarly named group, The Jordanairesthat was known for singing backup vocals on Elvis Presley 's hits and also The Otnorots "Toronto" spelled backwards being "Otnorot"but they split from the group to finish high school.
When the Four Lads returned to Toronto for a homecoming concert, John Perkins and Maugeri ran into each other and decided that they could themselves have a musical future. The Detroit Style - K-Led - Tomorrow In The Morning joined with Dawn At The Hacienda (b) - Graham De Wilde - Atmospheric Journeys 2 and Ray Perkins in March The group was originally called The Four Tones not to be confused with The Four Tunesa group on the borderline between pop music and rhythm and blues.
A Toronto disk jockey, Barry Nesbitt, put them on his weekly teen show, whose audience gave the group a new name, The Canadaires. All four of the members were at the time working at jobs with the Ontario government, but quit their jobs to sing full-time. They worked clubs in the Niagara FallsOntarioand Niagara Falls, New York area, but saved up their money and Ti I Ja - Various - Festival Zabavne Glazbe Split 91 - Večer Zabavnih Melodija to New York Cityso they could appear on Arthur Godfrey 's television and radio program, Talent Scoutswhere they came in second to a comedian.
While they did get a record with Thrillwood Records and recorded a song titled "Chip, Chip Sing A Song Little Sparrow", this led to no improvement in their fortune, however, and they continued playing minor night clubs. She was impressed with them and commented favorably to her record label, but could not remember the group's name. They were playing in a SudburyOntarionight club in a sub-zero Canadian winter when they received notice that they had been invited to appear as a guest on a Cleveland television program.
While in Cleveland, they met local disc jockey Bill Randle. In addition, Randle arranged for them The Crew-Cuts* - Crazy Bout Ya Baby audition with Mercury Recordswho liked them enough to sign the quartet to a contract. The name Crew Cuts refers to their short hair as opposed to long hair, which implied classical music at the time. It was a decade later that long hair came to be associated with the counter-culture movement.
Many of the The Crew-Cuts* - Crazy Bout Ya Baby songs of theirs that became hits in Canada were unknown in the United Stateswhile it was only their covers that had great success in the United States. In the s they were inducted into the Juno Hall of Fame. A remix of their version of the song "Sh-Boom" was featured in the credits of the video game Destroy All Humans!
The original recording of their song "Sh-Boom" can also be heard on one of the in-game radio stations in Mafia II. In later years, Rudi Maugeri became a music director of one of the music syndication companies, Radio Arts in Burbank, California. The company supplied music on ten inch reels of audiotape for use in radio station automation systems and for "Live Assist" use, around the world.
Maugeri selected and issued a playlist every week for the company. Interviewed in on the syndicated radio show ShBoom Radio ShowMaugeri was quoted, "We came along at a time when the big bands were almost finished and we were the The Crew-Cuts* - Crazy Bout Ya Baby It wasn't until we hit the charts with "Crazy 'Bout Ya Baby" that the teens adopted us as their own and after that tour we became the headliners.
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