The Chimes (US band)
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 - originator, lead and founder, born Leonard Cocco in Brooklyn in 1936; died on May 8, 2015, in Holbrook, at age 78
- Pat DePrisco - first tenor
- Richard Mercado - second tenor; died October 12, 2015
- Joseph Croce - baritone; died 1993 approx
- Pat McGuire - bass; died November 1961, car accident
- Dennis Dell - tenor/lead
- Joseph Antaki- first tenor
- Dennis Gustaferi - second tenor
- Charles Arcuri- baritone
- Sal Mazzola - drummer and musical arranger
- "Lenny Cocco and The Chimes: The Story of the Group". Webcitation.org. Retrieved 2012-10-18.
- "lennycoccoandthechimes.com". lennycoccoandthechimes.com. Retrieved 2012-10-18.