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Sunday, March 4, 2012

EASTSIDE LEGENDS - ROSIE AND RON


Out of Chino, California, Lucy Duran (Velveteens) and Ralph Valdez of Hawthorne were billed as Rosie & Ron by Del-Fi/Donna label owner Bob Keane. He wanted to capitalize on the popularity of Rosie & The Originals & Ronnie & The Pomona Casuals who also had hits at the time.
  Two ballads "So Dearly" and "Bring Me Happiness" both penned by Ruben Pando were recorded in 1961 with the Velveteens backing and released on the Donna label (Donna 1338). The record became a number 1 seller in the Los Angeles area. It was released with two different label variations.









You May Listen To Rosie & Ron "So Dearly" Here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2jZ5Sc2vg4






You May Listen To Rosie & Ron Here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKWJpdZFyt0




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Soley for historical, educational & listening pleasure.

4 comments:

  1. lucy duran and "RALPH VALDEZ" sang bring me happiness and so dearly,..NOT 'spider' ray quinones. lucy also recoreded on the fifo label as "lucy duran" and as the "traingles" w/ frankie gonzales and ruben pando.~interesting information that i just found out myself,anthony piceno(lucy's biggest fan)

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    1. I agree with you Anthony, Lucy Duran and Ralph Valdez where the ones who sang "So Dearly". Spider (Ray Quinones) was one of the singers known as Rene And Ray who recorded "Queen Of My Heart. All three where very close friends of Valenzuela family and the band "The Velveteens"

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    2. Hi Anthony thnx for this great information about Lucy Duran , I read about my oh my by the triangles featuring Lucy Duran n what I have heard about the female voice it's not Lucy Duran it's actually Judy brown is that corrrect???? Plz let me know thnx!!!!!!

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