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The Zircons or The Zirkons a singing musical group with various line-up with recording in the late 1950s and during the 1960s.
The original members of The Zircons (spelled with a c) included:.
- Jimmy Gerenetski (lead)
- Neil Collelo
- John Loiacono
- Ken Pulicino
- Donald Lewis
Their biggest hit was a 1963 cover of "Lonely Way", The Skyliners' 1959 recording. They followed it up with "Your Way" on Mellomood Records.
The Zircons / The Zirkons (1964-1967)
- Mario Ibanez (lead)
- Carlos Infante (baritone)
- Leo Perez (1st tenor)
- Robert McInerney (2nd tenor)
- Neal Stuart Schneberg (1st/2nd tenor/falsetto lead)
- Barry Zakar (baritone)
The Zirkons recorded on various record labels, including Old Timer / Cat-Time / Catamount / Amber (as The Zircons) and on Snowflake Records (as The Zirkons).
Their repertory included:
- 1964: "You Are My Sunshine", "Silver Bells" and "Stormy Weather" [Old Timer Records]
- 1965: "Blue Moon", "Remember Then", "Unchained Melody", "You Baby You" [Catamount Records]
- 1966: "One Summer Night", "Lone Stranger"
- 1967: "Here in My Heart"
Other Zircons/Zirkons songs included "Come Dance With Me", "Crazy For You", "Glory of Love", "My Own True Love", "Never", "Blue Moon", "Once In A While", "Sincerely", "Smile", and "Sunday Kind Of Love", "The Wind".
Other Zircons groups have recorded on labels like Heigh-Ho, Winston/Dot, and Federal.
- Abraham J. Santiago, Steven J. Dunham, and Jerry Lawson, Acappella Street Corner Vocal Groups: A Brief History and Discography of 1960s Singing Groups, Mellow Sound Press (2006), ISBN 0-9612752-1-9
- Dr. Anthony J. Gribin & Dr. Matthew M. Schiff, The Complete Book of Doo Wop, Collectables (2006), ISBN 0-9773798-4-1