The Rascals

By Bob Fagan

 

The Rascals were one of the late 60s’ finest examples of “blue-eyed soul,” a term given to white acts which emulated black soul and R&B performers. The band’s roots were in the nightclub act Joey Dee & the Starlighters, with Brigati, Cavaliere and Danelli – all from New Jersey - having been members. Joey Dee and the Starlighters were best known for their number 1 hit “The Peppermint Twist,” a dance number that paid tribute to the Peppermint Lounge in New York City, where they were the house band. For a period in 1960, the... Read More

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