From the Land of Band Box Records

Picture Sleeves: Part 27

May 21, 2013

Dion broke away from the Belmonts and selected The Wanderers to back him up for a time while on Columbia Records.  Carl Dobkins Jr. charted  four times – His “My Heart Is An Open Book” peaked in 1959 at #3 – “Lucky Devil” reached number 25 the same year.  Dick Dodd was a first year Mouseketeer.  Later he performed as a drummer for a group called The Casuals and from there joined The Standells before going solo.

Dion & Wanderers - Columbia 43423 - Tomorrow Dobkins, Carl Jr - Decca 31020 - Lucky Devil Dodd, Dick - Tower 447 - Little Sister

Little is known of Andy Doll – The Domestic Help were an obscure 60’s group signed to the same label as – The American Breed and The Peppermint Trolley.   This single was released in 1967 (“The Bad Seed”).  Don and The Goodtimes hit it semi big once with “I Could Be So Good To You” in 1967.

Doll, Andy - Audio Deluxe 6054 - Presents Domestic Help - Acta 805 - Presents Don & Goodtimes - Epic 10199 - Happy and Me

Ral Donner was an Elvis Sound-Alike who actually entered the Top 20 three times with “Girl of My Best Friend” (19), “You Don’t Know What You’ve Got” (#4) and “She’s Everything” (#18) all in 1961.  Ral passed away in 1984.

Donner, Ral - Reprise 20141 - I Got Burned Doodlers - Jones 1001 - Intro Dorsey, Tommy - Bell 1053 PS - That Man That Got Away w The High and the Mighty 54

Doud, Earl & Robin, Alan - Capitol 2629 - Operation Headstart Douglas, Kirk - Decca 286 - Whale of a Tale Douglas, Mike - Epic 10002 PS - Here's to My Jenny w while we're young 66

Mike Douglas (Michael Dowd) hit the big time once with “The Men In My Little Girl’s Life” (#6 in 1965).

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