Junior & the Counts and The Encores were two of the early names used by a group from Queens, New York. The group recorded the song Denise in 1963. Bright Tunes Productions, the same group that produced the Tokens, produced the record. Laurie Records released the record after renaming the group Randy & The Rainbows.
The single barely managed to reach the top ten on the Hot 100, affording them the chance to perform the song live in Murray the K’s Brooklyn Fox Theater shows.
The group released more than a dozen additional singles, but the best they could manage was one record sitting at #97 for a week. The band eventually became two different groups performing their hit in oldies shows, Mike Zero’s Randy & The Rainbows and Randy Safuto’s Randy & The Rainbows.
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