Addrisi Brothers

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The Addrisi Brothers were an American pop duo from Winthrop, Massachusetts. The brothers themselves were Donald "Don" Addrisi (December 14, 1938 - November 13, 1984(1984-11-13) (aged 45))[1] and Richard "Dick" Addrisi (born (1941-07-04) July 4, 1941 (age 73)).[citation needed]

Biography[edit]

Both Don and Dick played parts in their family's acrobatic group, The Flying Addrisis. In the 1950s, they got in touch with Lenny Bruce about starting a singing career and moved to California.[2] They auditioned for parts on the Mickey Mouse Club, but were rejected. Soon after, however, they signed to Del-Fi Records and recorded several singles. Aside from the modest chart hit "Cherrystone" (1959), these were not successes. Further releases from Imperial Records and Warner Bros. Records fared no better, so the pair began working more as songwriters.

Don and Dick's biggest success as a songwriting duo was with "Never My Love", a hit for The Association that they themselves covered in 1977. In the 1970s, they also charted several more hit singles of their own. They composed the theme music for the television program Nanny and the Professor. They worked together until Don Addrisi died from pancreatic cancer in 1984.[2]

At present, Richard Addrisi lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina, South America.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • "I'll Be True" / "Everybody Happy" (1958) Brad Label
  • "Cherrystone" (6/1959) U.S. #62[4]
  • "Saving My Kisses" (1959)
  • "It's Love" (1959)
  • "Gonna See My Baby" (1959)
  • "What a Night for Love" (1960)
  • "The Dance Is Over" (1962)
  • "Love Me Baby" (1964)
  • "Little Miss Sad" (1964)
  • "Side by Side" (1965)
  • "Excuse Me" (Dick Addrisi, 1966)
  • "Time to Love" (1968)
  • "We've Got to Get It On Again" b/w "You Make It All Worthwhile" (1/1972) U.S. #25 AC #10
  • "I Can Feel You" (5/1972) U.S. #110
  • "I Can Count on You" (1972)
  • "Somebody Found Her (Before I Lost Her)" (2/1974) U.S. AC #42
  • "Slow Dancin' Don't Turn Me On" (4/1977) U.S. #20 AC #34
  • "Does She Do It Like She Dances" (9/1977) U.S. #74
  • "Never My Love" (12/1977) U.S. #80 AC #28
  • "Ghost Dancer" (8/1979) U.S. #45 AC #41 UK #57[1]
  • "As Long As the Music Keeps Playing" (1979) (12" Promo)
  • "Red Eye Flight (You Can Always Come Home Again)" (1981)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 15. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  2. ^ a b The Addrisi Brothers at Allmusic
  3. ^ a b Billboard, Allmusic.com
  4. ^ Billboard Singles, Allmusic.com. Passim.

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