The Chimes (US band)

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The Chimes (later Lenny Cocco & the Chimes) were an American doo wop group from Brooklyn.

The group came together under the direction of lead singer Lenny Cocco in the mid-1950s. Their first single was a version of Tommy Dorsey's "Once in a While", released on Tag Records. The song became a hit in the U.S., peaking at #11 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1961. The follow-up single was "I'm in the Mood for Love", a song from the 1930s. This hit #38 later that year. In 1962, they began recording as Lenny & the Chimes, and moved to Metro Records and then to Laurie Records in 1963. In 1964, they released the single "Two Times" on Vee-Jay, but broke up shortly after.

In subsequent decades they have re-formed for the doo-wop revival circuit, usually under the name Lenny Cocco and the Chimes.



  • Lenny Cocco - lead - Died on May 8, 2015
  • Pat DePrisco - first tenor
  • Richard Mercado - second tenor
  • Joseph Croce - baritone- Deceased 1993 approx
  • Pat McGuire - bass - Died 1963


  • Lenny Cocco (died May 8, 2015)
  • Joseph Antaki- First Tenor
  • Dennis Gustaferi - Second Tenor
  • Charles Acuri- Baritone
  • Sal Mazzola - Drummer and Musical Arranger

[1] Pat McGuire died in a car accident in the early 1960s.[2]



  1. ^ "". Retrieved 2012-10-18. 
  2. ^ "Lenny Cocco and The Chimes: The Story of the Group". Retrieved 2012-10-18. 

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