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Randy And The Rainbows

Randy & the Rainbows are an American doo wop group from Maspeth, New York.

The group was formed in 1962 in a neighborhood of Queens, and featured two pairs of siblings, along with a fifth member. The Safuto brothers had previously sung in the group The Dialtones. They recorded with the producers of The Tokens, releasing the single "Denise" in 1963. The song hit #18 on the US Black Singles chart and #10 on the Billboard Hot 100 that year."Denise" was written by Neil Levenson, and was inspired by his childhood friend, Denice Lefrak.  The song later became a European hit for Blondie, with the title changed to Denis. Randy & The Rainbows' follow-up single, "Why Do Kids Grow Up", barely scraped the pop charts at #97, and the group never charted again.

They continued to perform under several other names (Madison Street, Triangle, Them and Us), and toured in subsequent years with The Spinners, Little Anthony & the Imperials, Tony Orlando, Blood, Sweat and Tears, Freddie Roman, Jay Black, Pat Cooper, The Beach Boys, Dionne Warwick, and The Four Seasons.They released a new album, entitled Play Ball, in 2001 on producer Jimmy Wisner's label WizWorks.Two groups now exist; one includes Mike Zero and Sal Zero's replacement Vinny Carella, the other includes Randy and Frank Safuto.

The group appeared on the 2001 PBS special Doo Wop 51; it featured Randy's group plus Mike Zero.

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