Tommy Shannon shows off his beach bod in an ad for Buffalo's Queen-O pop, 1964.
Then there was The Russ Hallett Trio, a band from Binghamton, New York, further east near the Pennsylvania border. He writes about Buffalo’s pop culture history. In the end, Tom Shannon and Phil Todaro pocketed most of the proceeds, along with Binnick and the execs at Swan Records. Take, for example, the Hot-Toddys of Port Colborne, Ontario, about 20 miles away along the northern shores of Lake Erie. This prevents automated programs from posting comments. The name was again changed, this time to Rockin' Rebels, and depending on where you lived, the song was by one or the other (for me, living in Los Angeles, it was the Rebels; I didn't know about the Rockin' Rebels until many years later). As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. He flipped for the cool theme song and through some effort managed to locate Shannon and secure the rights to release it. Released on Shan-Todd Records, after Shannon and Todaro, the record picked up airplay in several nearby cities and from there spread coast-to-coast; it had a considerable mid-chart run in the spring of 1959. La dernière modification de cette page a été faite le 6 mai 2020 à 18:43. In a twist on the pieced-together Rockin' Rebels LP, it was a collection of instrumental covers, but with additional rock and roll tracks including two Beatles tunes. Way Back Attack trademark and content document.write('© 2010-' + (new Date()).getFullYear()); Michael Jack Kirby. Why? Please try again. By Thomas Tryniski 309 South 4th St WKBW's Dick Biondi signs autographs at a record hop, 1960. Tom Shannon was the top dog in what was basically a two-man operation. Hey, they didn't care; they liked the name. Tommy Shannon. See Photos. CKLW ‘EIGHT-O’ ON THE RADIO: TOM SHANNON … At least four groups in various configurations made up what the public accepted as either Rebels or Rockin' Rebels! So the song went a second round, picking up enough airplay to break onto the charts in December, gradually making its way to the national top ten by the end of February '63. Join Facebook to connect with Tommy Shannon and others you may know. The group was made up of brothers Jim Kipler (guitar) and Mickey Kipler (saxophone) with bass player Paul Balon and drummer Tommy Gorman, fully aware of hitmaking "twangy" guitarist Duane Eddy's Rebels band. Russ Hallett voiced his discontent over the Todaro-Shannon composers' credit for a song he and his bandmates had actually written, but his complaints fell on deaf ears. Few at the time were even aware it existed. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.). At any rate, the single, showing Todaro and Shannon as writers, did well enough to get the Rebels an appearance on American Bandstand, the increased exposure creating some confusion as to their name, so it was changed to The Buffalo Rebels. Share. When you browse the blog here at Buffalo Stories LLC, you’re bound to not only relive a memory– but also find some context for our pop culture past– and see exciting ways how it might fit into our region’s boundless future. From the earliest days of the internet, Steve has been writing, digitizing, and sharing the stories and images of all the things that make Buffalo special and unique.
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