The Chimes (US band)

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The Chimes (later Lenny & the Chimes) were an American doo wop group from Brooklyn.

The group came together under the direction of lead singer Lenny Cocco in the mid-1950s. Their first single was a version of Tommy Dorsey's "Once in a While", released on Tag Records. The song became a hit in the U.S., peaking at #11 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1961. The follow-up single was "I'm in the Mood for Love", a song from the 1930s. This hit #38 later that year. In 1962, they began recording as Lenny & the Chimes, and moved to Metro Records and then to Laurie Records in 1963. In 1964, they released the single "Two Times" on Vee-Jay, but broke up shortly after.

In subsequent decades they have re-formed for the doo-wop revival circuit, usually under the name Lenny Cocco and the Chimes.

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Cocco has also toured with DePrisco, Mercado, and Croce;[1] Pat McGuire died in a car accident in the early 1960s.[2]

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  1. ^ "lennycoccoandthechimes.com". lennycoccoandthechimes.com. Retrieved 2012-10-18. 
  2. ^ "Lenny Cocco and The Chimes: The Story of the Group". Webcitation.org. Retrieved 2012-10-18. 

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