Danny and the Juniors
Initially formed and named "The Juvenairs" in 1955, this Philadelphia quartet comprised of Danny Rapp, Dave White, Frank Maffei and Joe Terranova. They are widely recognized for their hit single "At the Hop," which was released in 1957. They followed it up with "Rock and Roll Is Here To Stay" a similar sounding dance hit, and later "Dottie". They had appeared on New American Bandstand 1965 (1952) on numerous occasions and had toured with the early rock-and-roll shows that had been put together by Alan Freed. When 1960 and "The Twist" had arrived, they had a hit with "Twistin USA". Read more... left the group in the early 1960s to write and produce. He wrote "You Don't Own Me" (1963), a hit for Lesley Gore stressing female independence before it became fashionable. He also wrote "One Two Three" (1965) and "Like A Baby" (1966), which were hits for Len Barry. Danny Rapp committed suicide in 1983. "Danny and the Juniors" still tour, with Joe Terry (lead), Frank Maffei and Frank's brother Bobby Maffei.