The Elegants

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The Elegants is an American doo-wop vocal group, that was started in 1958 by Vito Picone, Arthur Venosa, Frank Tardogno, Carmen Romano and James Moschella in South Beach, Staten Island, New York. Before their nursery rhyme inspired song, "Little Star", became a number one hit, the band usually performed informally under the boardwalk by their homes. "Little Star" was the only million seller for the group, and was written by Venosa and Picone. It spent 19 weeks in the Billboard Hot 100, earning gold disc status.
The song reached number 25 in the UK Singles Chart in September 1958.
After "Little Star" dominated the radio, the band, still in their teens, toured with artists such as Buddy Holly, Dion and the Belmonts, Chuck Berry and Jerry Lee Lewis. However, none of their subsequent singles reached the charts at all making them a prime example of one-hit wonders.
In early 1970s, lead singer Picone returned to the group replacing Tardogno as the lead singer. That group comprising Vito Picone, Freddie Redmond, Nino Amato and Bruce Copp have been together ever since and to this date, have not stopped touring. They can be seen annually performing at the San Gennaro Festival, in Little Italy, Manhattan, New York.
According to the Elegants website, Freddie Redmond died of emphysema in 2006, and was replaced by original member, James Moschella. As of 2009, the Elegants are still performing at concerts and events throughout the United States, under the name "Vito Picone & The Elegants". They still perform "Little Star", as well as their interpretations of many golden oldies. The Elegants band consists of Mike Catalano on bass guitar, Joe Lucenti on lead guitar, Mark Garni on keyboards and Sal Albanese on drums.
Moschella performed with The Charts in the 1980s. (from Wikipedia.org)
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Albums

CRYST 101 The Elegants - A Knight With The Elegants album art The Elegants A Knight With The Elegants(LP, Album) Crystal Ball CRYST 101 US 1981 Sell This Version
CB 132 The Elegants - Back In Time album art The Elegants Back In Time(LP) Crystal Ball CB 132 US 1990 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

45-POP 551 The Elegants - Please Believe Me album art The Elegants Please Believe Me (Single) Apt Records 45-POP 551 UK 1958 Sell This Version
Kff 251 The Elegants - Little Star / Getting Dizzy album art The Elegants Little Star / Getting Dizzy (Single) Apt Records Kff 251 Sweden 1958 Sell This Version
4-711 R The Elegants - True Love Affair / Pay Day album art The Elegants True Love Affair / Pay Day Apt Records 4-711 R Canada 1959 Sell This Version
M-503 The Elegants - My Tears / Darling Come Back album art Pat Cordel And The Elegants Pat Cordel And The Elegants - My Tears / Darling Come Back(7", Single) Michele Records (2) M-503 US 1959 Sell This Version
UA 230 The Elegants - Speak Low / Let My Prayers Be With You album art The Elegants Speak Low / Let My Prayers Be With You (Single) United Artists Records UA 230 US 1960 Sell This Version
45-H-732 The Elegants - Little Boy Blue (Is Blue No More) album art The Elegants Little Boy Blue (Is Blue No More) (Single) Hull Records 45-H-732 US 1960 Sell This Version
UA 295 The Elegants - Happiness / Spiral album art The Elegants Happiness / Spiral United Artists Records UA 295 US 1961 Sell This Version
45-10219 The Elegants - Tiny Cloud / I've Seen Everything album art The Elegants Tiny Cloud / I've Seen Everything (Single) ABC-Paramount 45-10219 US 1961 Sell This Version
P 45-E2662 The Elegants - Dressin’ Up / A Dream Can Come True album art The Elegants Dressin’ Up / A Dream Can Come True(7", Styrene) Photo P 45-E2662 US 1962 Sell This Version
LR 3298 The Elegants - Wake Up album art The Elegantes* Featuring Vito Picone The Elegantes* Featuring Vito Picone - Wake Up Laurie Records LR 3298 US 1965 Sell This Version
LR-3324 The Elegants - Belinda / Lazy Love album art Vito* & The Elegants Vito* & The Elegants - Belinda / Lazy Love (Single) Laurie Records LR-3324 US 1965 Sell This Version
LR-3283 The Elegants - Barbara Beware album art The Elegants Barbara Beware Laurie Records LR-3283 US 1965 Sell This Version
GG-91 The Elegants - The Legend Of Love / Little Boy Blue album art The Legends (8) / The Elegants The Legends (8) / The Elegants - The Legend Of Love / Little Boy Blue (Single) Roulette GG-91 US 1971 Sell This Version
45-1230 The Elegants - Little Star / Born Too Late album art The Elegants / Poni-Tails The Elegants / Poni-Tails - Little Star / Born Too Late (Single) ABC Records 45-1230 US 1971 Sell This Version
121 The Elegants - It's Just A Matter Of Time / Lonesome Weekend album art The Elegants It's Just A Matter Of Time / Lonesome Weekend(7", RE) Bim Bam Boom Record Co. 121 US 1973 Sell This Version
RNJB 78002 The Elegants - Little Star / Snap Your Fingers album art The Elegants / Joe Henderson (2) The Elegants / Joe Henderson (2) - Little Star / Snap Your Fingers(10", Mono) Rhino Records (2) RNJB 78002 US 1991 Sell This Version
COL 3728 The Elegants - Goodnight / Echo album art The Elegants, The Emotions (5) The Elegants, The Emotions (5) - Goodnight / Echo(7", Single, RE) Collectables COL 3728 1991 Sell This Version
OG-101 The Elegants - Adios / Little Boy Blue  album art The Five Discs / The Elegants The Five Discs / The Elegants - Adios / Little Boy Blue (7") Original Goldies OG-101 US Unknown Sell This Version
OG-101 The Elegants - Play Those Oldies, Mr. Dee Jay / Little Boy Blue album art Anthony & The Sophomores / Elegants* Anthony & The Sophomores / Elegants* - Play Those Oldies, Mr. Dee Jay / Little Boy Blue(7") Original Goldies OG-101 US Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

000210 The Elegants - Little Star: The Best Of The Elegants album art The Elegants Little Star: The Best Of The Elegants (Comp) Murray Hill Records 000210 US 1986 Sell This Version
001 The Elegants - Vito Picone & the Elegants - The Acappella Album album art The Elegants Vito Picone & the Elegants - The Acappella Album(CD, Album, Comp, Mono, Ltd) Spades Records 001 Europe 2020 Sell This Version
JASCD1047 The Elegants - Little Star album art The Elegants Little Star(CD, Comp, Mono) Jasmine Records JASCD1047 UK 2021 Sell This Version
APT 1000, APT-1000 The Elegants - The Elegants album art The Elegants The Elegants (Comp) Apt Records, Am-Par Record Corp. APT 1000, APT-1000 Canada Unknown Sell This Version