Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras

Profile:
New York City-based rock and roll group who released several singles which were huge hits throughout Europe in 1970-71, followed by an eponymous album in 1972.
The core of the group was three friends, Lou Burgio, Bob Azzara, and Flip Cesario, who had performed in other bands, including The Royal Teens and Joey & The Twisters in the early 1960's. Their first release, a cover of "Girl, I've Got News for You", reached #1 in France, and moved high up the charts in Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, and elsewhere in Europe. They followed this with a cover of "Too Busy Thinking About My Baby", which again charted highly across Europe, and they released two more singles, "Every Day I Have to Cry Some" in 1971, and "Paris Sunshine" in 1972, soon after releasing their album.

They recorded one more record, backing the French singer Michel Laurent on "Sing Sing Barbara", which reached #1 across Europe yet again.
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Mardi Gras Discography Tracks

Albums

Mardi Gras The Mardi Gras (Album) MAP City France 1971 Sell This Version
TT. 013 Laurent* & Mardi Gras Laurent* & Mardi Gras - Laurent & Mardi Gras(LP, Album) Top Tape TT. 013 Brazil 1971 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

M 7080 Mardi Gras / Dizzy Man's Band Mardi Gras / Dizzy Man's Band - Girl I've Got News For You / Tickatoo(7", Promo) Map City, Joker (2) M 7080 Italy 1970 Sell This Version
Mardi Gras Everyday I Have To Cry Some / The Days (Single) Map City, Disc'Az Spain 1971 Sell This Version
The Mardi Gras* Girl I've Got News For You / If I Can't Have You (Single) Map City Spain 1970 Sell This Version
Mardi Gras Too Busy Thinking 'Bout My Baby (Single) Disc'Az, Map City UK 1971 Sell This Version
Laurent* And Mardi Gras Laurent* And Mardi Gras - Sing Sing Barbara (Single) Disc'Az Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version
G-1035 Mardi Gras Estoy Ocupado Pensando En Mi Nena = Too Busy Thinking 'Bout My Baby (7", Single) Map City G-1035 Mexico 1971 Sell This Version
G-984 The Mardi Gras* Nena Tengo Noticias Para Ti = Girl I've Got News For You / Si No Puedo Tenerte = If I Can't Have You(7", Single) Gamma (4) G-984 Mexico 1971 Sell This Version
The Mardi Gras* Too Busy Thinking About My Baby / Girl I've Got News For You (Single) Music Service France 1972 Sell This Version
Mardi Gras Give Me A Little Sign / Paris Sunshine (Single) Disc'AZ Netherlands 1972 Sell This Version
GDP 001 Mardi Gras Mardi Gras Sings(7", EP) Gough & Davy Records GDP 001 UK 1977 Sell This Version

Compilations

3930772 Mardi Gras Girl I've Got News For You(CD, Album, Comp, RM) Magic Records (2) 3930772 Europe 2008 Sell This Version

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