Saturday, January 9, 2010
Carl Bonafede, original manager of The Buckinghams and The Centuries (Carl Giammarese, Nick Fortuna, Gerald Elarde, and Curtis Bachman) features musical memories from The Centuries and The Buckinghams on his web site, http://www.carlbonafede.com.
Chicago radio fan favorite commercial track, "Get with the Go Group" that The Buckinghams recorded for Norm Kraus' Grand Spaulding Dodge (Mr. Norm) is included.
Bonafede also produced and managed The Daughters of Eve, the Rail City 5, The Delights, Thee Prophets, among others, and booked bands, including Mickey, Larry & the Exciters, The Lost Souls, Lincoln Park Zoo, Ral Donner, Gene Pitney and more, into clubs across Chicago. If you heard or saw Carl and Nick as part of The Fabulous Centuries or The Buckinghams, anywhere in the Midwest in the early 60s, you saw firsthand the management and production of Carl Bonafede.
Also check out two of Joseph Pytel, Jr's. blogs and learn more about Carl Bonafede's own vocal stylings on USA Records, Cadet, and Impala records, among other labels.
Carl Bonafede is better known to Chicago radio audiences as "The Screaming Wildman" because of his rapid-fire speech and delivery for commercial spots on the air. He also recorded some singles under that name.
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