Friday, January 29, 2010
THE PHARAOHS aka THE PHAROH'S
Interracial group/band (with a white Lead singer) from Pittsburgh formed in the mid-October of 1961 by juniors Baldwin high school classmates Bob Burnett and Dave Detillo with Jr. Leone and Willie Mcgee.
They were managed by Pittsburgh promoter Bob Mack with Jamaes Harvey and Joe Talarico who recorded a demo with the song_Betty. which received good air play on the local radio stations WZUM and WAMO.
In late 1961 have personal changes,Stanford Whiting and Greg Patterson joined the group and this recorded two sides on the Pharaohs label_Come To Me/If I Had The Power. but the label spelled the group as THE PHAROH'S.
They toured with Porky Chedwick and recorded one LP but their managers changed their musical direction and promote new groups as Tommy Jones & The Shondells and the album never was released,with this situation soon the group disbanded and finally Ron joined The Shondells.