Randy & The Rainbows are a doo wop group from Queens, NY formed in 1962, with a number of personnel and name changes over the years. The original lineup consisted of two pairs of brothers, the Safutos (Frank and Dominick "Randy") and the Zeros (Mike and Sal), and a fifth member, Ken Arcipowski (d. March 23, 2011).
Randy & The Rainbows made their chart debut in 1963 with the upbeat "Denise," which became a Top 10 hit and the group's signature song. This was followed by "Why Do Kids Grow Up" (1963), "Little Star" (1964), and "Joyride" (1965). Years later, the group released two albums, "C'mon Let's Go!" (1982) and "Play Ball" (2001).
Randy & The Rainbows continued to perform under several other names: Madison Street, Triangle, Them and Us. They also toured with The Beach Boys, Jay Black, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Pat Cooper, The Four Seasons, Little Anthony & The Imperials, Tony Orlando, Freddie Roman, The Spinners, and Dionne Warwick. Two offshoots now exist with similar names: one made up of the Safuto brothers known as Randy Safuto's Randy & The Rainbows, and another led by Mike Zero known as Mike Zero's Randy & The Rainbows.
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Randy And The Rainbows
- Denise 1963
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