The Demensions

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The Demensions are an American doo wop group from Bronx, New York. They attended Christopher Columbus High School. Over the years, there have been a number of lineup changes. The group that sang on most of their earlier recordings includes Lenny Dell, Phil Del Giudice, Howie Margolin, and Marisa Martelli.

At the height of their popularity in the early 1960s, The Demensions played often in Palisades Park, New Jersey, as well as on American Bandstand and The Clay Cole Show. They first scored radio airplay as a result of Cousin Brucie, a disc jockey at New York radio station WINS, who began spinning their version of "Over the Rainbow".[1] The song became a hit, peaking at #16 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1960.[2] Their only other chart hit was 1962's "My Foolish Heart", which peaked at #95 early in 1963.[2]

In 1992, The Demensions (with an altered lineup) recorded again for the first time since 1963, releasing Beyond the Rainbow.

Members[edit]

Note:This list is incomplete

  • Lenny Dell (Original Lead)

Present members:

  • Tom Clemente
  • Robin Robbert
  • Joey Reinleib
  • Charlie Marrone (Guitar / background)
  • Dennis Cirolia (Drums)
  • Patrick Gamberdella (Bass Guitar)

Previous members:

  • John Martinucci
  • Ron Scauri
  • Patti McTernan
  • Richard Carnese (Guitar)
  • Peter Soonarie (Bass guitar)
  • Dominick V. Cassano (Drums)
  • Uncle Phil Del Giudice (deceased)
  • Marisa Martelli
  • Howie Margolin
  • Charlie Peterson[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Biography, Allmusic.com
  2. ^ a b Billboard Singles, Allmusic.com
  3. ^ Joel Whitburn, author The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits