The Fontane Sisters

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The Fontane Sisters were a trio (Bea, Geri and Marge Rosse) from New Milford, New Jersey.wikipedia
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Tennessee Waltz

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In 1951, they had a minor hit with "The Tennessee Waltz", of which bigger selling recordings were made by Patti Page and Les Paul and Mary Ford.
The Fontane Sisters made their first solo recording cutting "Tennessee Waltz" in a November 1950 session at RCA Victor Studios in New York City; the track would reach the Top 20.

The Chesterfield Supper Club

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Beginning in the summer of 1948, they were featured on his radio show and television show known as The Chesterfield Supper Club and later (1950–1954) as The Perry Como Show.
The Satisfiers were replaced by the singing Fontane Sisters, who also appeared with Como on the televised Supper Club and his later television shows.

Happy Days and Lonely Nights

The song was successfully revived in the 1950s in the US by the Fontane Sisters and in the UK most successfully by Ruby Murray.

New Milford, New Jersey

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The Fontane Sisters were a trio (Bea, Geri and Marge Rosse) from New Milford, New Jersey.

Dot Records

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In 1954 they switched to Randy Wood's Dot Records, where they had 18 songs reaching the Billboard pop charts, including ten in the Top 40.

Hearts of Stone

Their late 1954 recording, "Hearts of Stone", sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc.

Nuttin' for Christmas

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Other charting versions were recorded by The Fontane Sisters, Joe Ward, and Ricky Zahnd and the Blue Jeaners.

Seventeen (Boyd Bennett song)

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The Fontane Sisters made a cover version, which did even better, reaching No.

Playmates (song)

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The song was revived in a 1953 recording by Jimmy Boyd, and then again in a 1955 recording by The Fontane Sisters.

Boyd Bennett

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These included fellow chart efforts by the Fontane Sisters and Rusty Draper.

Eddie My Love

The Chordettes and The Fontane Sisters also released hit versions of "Eddie My Love" in 1956.

Jealous Heart

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62 on the Billboard Hot 100 besting the Fontane Sisters' version (#94) and also the version by Les Paul and Mary Ford which did not chart.

Chanson D'Amour

Chanson D'Amour (Song of Love)
The Fontane Sisters recorded a version of "Chanson D'Amour" which charted concurrently with the Art and Dotty Todd version, with the Fontane Sisters version peaking at #12 and affording the group their last major hit (the group would have one more entry in the Billboard Hot 100: "Jealous Heart" at #94).

The Teen Queens

"Eddie My Love" was also recorded by The Chordettes and The Fontane Sisters, both of which also made the charts in 1956.

Trio (music)

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The Fontane Sisters were a trio (Bea, Geri and Marge Rosse) from New Milford, New Jersey.

New Jersey

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The Fontane Sisters were a trio (Bea, Geri and Marge Rosse) from New Milford, New Jersey.

NBC

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The group auditioned for NBC and was soon sent off to work in Cleveland.

Cleveland

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The group auditioned for NBC and was soon sent off to work in Cleveland.

World War II

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When they returned to New York in 1944, Frank was drafted into the Army; he was killed in action in World War II in 1945.

Chicago

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Word reached the sisters, then in Chicago for NBC, that "Supper Club" would be making cast changes; they were eager for a chance to join Como's show, which also meant being closer to their home.

Radio

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Beginning in the summer of 1948, they were featured on his radio show and television show known as The Chesterfield Supper Club and later (1950–1954) as The Perry Como Show.

Television

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Beginning in the summer of 1948, they were featured on his radio show and television show known as The Chesterfield Supper Club and later (1950–1954) as The Perry Como Show.

RCA Records

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In 1949 they were signed by RCA Victor, and appeared on several recordings as backup to Como.