Parkside's own Bob Garcia of the Reflections

1964 "Just Like Romeo and Juliet"

The "Old School Music" page will feature music from the golden era of the 50's, 60's and 70's.  Many of the songs that will be featured here are the songs we danced to at the "Rec" or listened to as we cruised Gratiot, Warren, Woodward or Telegraph  Today we feature one of Parkside's own Bob Garcia of the Reflections "Just Like Romeo and Juliet"

The Reflections was the name of a number of musical groups.
Perhaps the best known were a blue-eyed soul/doo-wop group from Detroit, Michigan. They had one hit single in 1964 called "(Just Like) Romeo and Juliet", written by Bob Hamilton and Freddie Gorman. The song was produced by Rob Reeco on Golden World Records. The disc reached #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and #9 on the Cash Box magazine chart. The record was even more popular in rhythm and blues locations, reaching #3 on that Cashbox chart. After a few more records that were moderate successes on the national charts, Ray Steinberg left the group for other interests. As a foursome, The Reflections continued recording and making TV appearances. In 1965, they made their one-and-only movie appearance in Winter-A-Go-Go, performing "I'm Sweet On You".

They were signed to the same Detroit R&B label, Golden World Records, as their blue-eyed soul peers, The Flaming Ember and The Shades Of Blue.

Today, The Reflections are one of many popular groups touring various oldies venues throughout their home state of Michigan and all over the States. Original members Tony Micale and John Dean are now augmented by three other members from various regional doo-wop groups: first tenor Joey Finazzo, baritone Gary Benovetz, and first tenor Sal Prado.

If you have a music request for the "Rec Center" turntable send it to lrr@mrleeonline.com. I hope you enjoy the music as much as I do bringing it to you.

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