David White (musician)

David White (Musician)

David White (musician)

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David White (born November 26, 1939, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) toured the country with his parents prior to attending school in their acrobatic/hand-balancing act called Barry and Brenda and Company.

In 1955, he formed a vocal group that he named The Juvenaires of which he was a member singing first tenor. The other original members were: Danny Rapp (lead singer), Joe "Terry" Terranova (Baritone) and Frank Maffei (second tenor).

In 1957, David and John Madara wrote "Do the Bop" for the group and John, who had a chart record at the time called "Be My Girl", on Prep Records under the name of Johnny Madara, took The Juvenaires to his vocal coach/record producer, Artie Singer for an audition. Artie liked what he heard and scheduled a recording session at Reco-Art Studios in Philly, to record "Do the Bop" and a ballad that David White had written called, "Sometimes ".

At the recording session, The Juvenaires were told that they would be singing back-up for John, who needed a follow-up record. They complied but as it turned out, John's record company turned it down. Artie Singer took it to Dick Clark, who suggested that they call it "At the Hop" since the dance called the Bop was on the way out and the hops were what was happening. Artie took his advice and changed some of the lyrics to fit the new idea becoming a co-writer on the song with David and John. A new recording session was scheduled at Reco-Art Studios with...
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