rock 'n' roll vocal group came from Queens, New York, USA. The members
were brothers Dominick (lead) and Frank Safuto (baritone). Randy and
the Rainbows came out of the thriving New York Italian-American vocal
group scene and were one of the last to get a national hit before
self-contained bands began dominating popular music.
group can be traced back to 1959 and the formation of the Dialtones,
which consisted of the Safuto brothers, a cousin Eddie Scalla, and
their lead, Rosalie Calindo. In 1960 they recorded for George Goldner's
Goldisc label. Around 1963 the Safuto brothers joined with the Zero
brothers and Arcipowski to form Randy And The Rainbows. They hooked up
with the Tokens' production company and recorded "Denise", which when
it came out on a Laurie Records subsidiary became a Top 10 hit. Read
more on our "About
recording of a classic Oldie by Randy & The Rainbows, featuring
Randy Safuto singing lead to, "Denise" was featured in the series
finale of "The Sopranos" Sunday June 10, 2007.
The group Randy and the Rainbows
evolved from The Dialtones,
which in 1959 included Randy (Dom) Safuto and Frank Safuto, Rosalie
Calindo, and Eddie Scalla, the Safutos' cousin. After recording during
the early '60s for Goldisc the Safutos hooked up with three other
neighborhood singers in 1962 to become Randy & the Rainbows.