The Trade Winds were singer-songwriter duo Pete Anders and Vinnie Poncia. This duo later recorded as The Innocence and had one Top 40 hit under that group name with "There's Got To Be A Word!" (1967). Anders and Poncia had also been members of The Videls.
Their best known song as The Trade Winds was "New York's A Lonely Town," which became a Top 40 hit in 1965. The Trade Winds also had minor hits with "The Girl From Greenwich Village" (1965), "Mind Excursion" (1966), and "Catch Me In The Meadow" (1966).
Although they scored two Top 40 hits under two different group names (making this duo one of very few acts to become a "one-hit wonder" twice), Anders and Poncia are best remembered for having penned many classic early 1960s oldies songs, e.g., "(The Best Part Of) Breakin' Up" by The Ronettes. Poncia later produced for Ringo Starr and KISS.
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