The Duprees

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The classic "doo-wop" group The Duprees formed in the early 1960s in Jersey City, NJ. Its members, Michael Arnone, Joe Santollo, John Salvato, Tom Bialoglow and Mike Kelly, were students at William L. Dickinson High School.

In 1962 George Paxton, the owner of Coed Records, heard the group and liked their sound. He signed them and put together their first record, a remake of a Jo Stafford hit from 1952, "You Belong to Me". The group's complex harmonies and the large big-band musical background Paxton gave them helped the song crack the top 10. Read more...