Elegants, The

Also known as Elegants
Members of Elegants, The: Arthur Venosa, Vito Picone

Discography of Elegants, The:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Little Star / Born Too Late 2 Audio MCA Records
2 Little Star 2 Audio 1958 Apt Records
3 Born Too Late / Little Star 2 Audio 1976 ABC Records
4 Little Star / Born Too Late 2 Audio 1973 Goldies 45
5 A Knight With The Elegants 16 Audio 1981 Crystal Ball
6 Little Star 4 Audio 1958 His Master's Voice
7 Born Too Late / Little Star 2 Audio 1973 Roulette Records
8 Little Boy Blue (Is Blue No More) 2 Audio 1960 Hull Records
9 Elegants, The ‎– Little Boy Blue / Get Well Soon 2 Audio Collectables
10 Little Star 2 Audio 1958 His Master's Voice
11 Little Star / Born Too Late 2 Audio 1973 ABC Records
12 Speak Low / Let My Prayers Be With You 2 Audio 1960 United Artists Records
13 Little Star / Gettin' Dizzy 2 Audio Collectables
14 Little Star 2 Audio 1958 Apt Records
15 Little Star / Gettin' Dizzy 2 Audio 1958 W & G
16 Back In Time 16 Audio 1990 Crystal Ball
17 The Legend Of Love / Little Boy Blue 2 Audio Roulette Records
18 Belinda / Lazy Love 2 Audio 1965 Laurie Records
19 Please Believe Me 2 Audio 1958 Apt Records
20 Little Star 2 Audio 1958 Artone
21 Little Star: The Best Of The Elegants 12 Audio 1986 Murray Hill Records
22 Little Star 2 Audio 1958 Apt Records
23 Little Star 2 Audio 1958 Apt Records


The Elegants is an American doo-wop vocal group, that was started in 1958 by Vito Picone, Arthur Venosa, Frank Tardogno, Carmen Romano and James Moschella in South Beach, Staten Island, New York. Before their nursery rhyme inspired song, "Little Star", became a number one hit, the band usually performed informally under the boardwalk by their homes. "Little Star" was the only million seller for the group, and was written by Venosa and Picone. It spent 19 weeks in the Billboard Hot 100, earning gold disc status.

The song reached number 25 in the UK Singles Chart in September 1958.

After "Little Star" dominated the radio, the band, still in their teens, toured with artists such as Buddy Holly, Dion and the Belmonts, Chuck Berry and Jerry Lee Lewis. However, none of their subsequent singles reached the charts at all making them a prime example of one-hit wonders.

In early 1970s, lead singer Picone returned to the group replacing Tardogno as the lead singer. That group comprising Vito Picone, Freddie Redmond, Nino Amato and Bruce Copp have been together ever since and to this date, have not stopped touring. They can be seen annually performing at the San Gennaro Festival, in Little Italy, Manhattan, New York.

According to the Elegants website, Freddie Redmond died of emphysema in 2006, and was replaced by original member, James Moschella. As of 2009, the Elegants are still performing at concerts and events throughout the United States, under the name "Vito Picone & The Elegants". They still perform "Little Star", as well as their interpretations of many golden oldies. The Elegants band consists of Mike Catalano on bass guitar, Joe Lucenti on lead guitar, Mark Garni on keyboards and Sal Albanese on drums.

Moschella performed with The Charts in the 1980s. (from Wikipedia.org)


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