Startones Groups

Startones (NY) – Forever My Love/ I Love You So Dearly, ’56 (Rainbow 341) (The Rainbow group is not connected with the Tony Penn NY Startones.  As well, they are not connected with the Connecticut Startones/Teardrops/Carnations.)



Startones (NY) (Tony Penn & The) – No Time For Tears, ’57 (Web 1116)

as Tony Penn-Vocals – Blind Date, ’57 (Web 1116) (Tony Penn was not connected to the Connecticut Startone/Teardrops/Carnations.)



Startones/Teardrops/Carnations:  Matthew Morales and Harvey Arrington were both members of a Junior High School group of Startones formed in 1954 in Bridgeport Connecticut.  After leaving the service, the group was reformed (with member changes) in 1958-9 as the Teardrops.  As The Teardrops they backed Bo Diddley on I’m Sorry and Crackin’ Up.  They became the Carnations when they signed with Beltone Records and released Long Tall Girl b/w Is There Such A World on the Beltone-Lescay label.  Group members: Matthew Morales (Lead), Harvey Arrington, Edward Kennedy, Carl Hatton, Tommy Blackwell (Bass).  Changes or confirmation of these details is welcome.)


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