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Info on 1963 folk group The GLENCOVES?

GUEST,Kees 05 Sep 04 - 08:16 AM
GUEST,GROK 05 Sep 04 - 11:26 PM
GUEST,Kees 06 Sep 04 - 07:46 AM
wysiwyg 07 Sep 04 - 06:16 PM
GUEST,GROK 07 Sep 04 - 06:55 PM
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Amos 07 Sep 04 - 08:26 PM
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Jerry Rasmussen 07 Sep 04 - 08:32 PM
GUEST,GROK 07 Sep 04 - 08:34 PM
Amos 07 Sep 04 - 08:50 PM
GUEST,Kees 08 Sep 04 - 02:35 AM
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Peace 08 Sep 04 - 10:01 AM
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GUEST,bob hayden for Canetoad records Australia 13 Sep 04 - 11:17 PM
GUEST,Bill Byrne 21 Dec 04 - 12:38 AM
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GUEST,John Greene 21 Jun 06 - 04:44 PM
GUEST,info on the GLENCOVES 03 Aug 06 - 10:04 AM
GUEST,Bill Byrne 09 Aug 06 - 10:59 AM
GUEST,Bill Pollock 16 Dec 11 - 09:41 PM
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GUEST,John Houlihan ND '66 05 Apr 12 - 09:29 AM
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Subject: Info on 1963 folk group The GLENCOVES?
From: GUEST,Kees
Date: 05 Sep 04 - 08:16 AM

Three boys and three girls, The Glencoves, had a short moment of fame. Summer 1963 their record Hootenanny b/w It's Sister Ginny's Turn To Throw The Bomb made the US top 40 (peak 38) and was released in many other countries all over the world (and got a modest Australian chart position).
That's about all it seems that is to be found on the net about this group.

Can anyone supply any additional info on the group, names, members, origin, history, ...? Intention is to use the information on the liner notes for a release on the Australian label Canetoad Records


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Subject: RE: Info on 1963 folk group The GLENCOVES?
From: GUEST,GROK
Date: 05 Sep 04 - 11:26 PM

This looks like one tough nut to crack. Might be a good idea to start with the Record Label. Which label initially released their song in 1963?


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Subject: RE: Info on 1963 folk group The GLENCOVES?
From: GUEST,Kees
Date: 06 Sep 04 - 07:46 AM

The song was released on Select 724, a US label, which also featured "stars" as The Matys Brothers, Dean Christie, Big Dolly...


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Subject: RE: Info on 1963 folk group The GLENCOVES?
From: wysiwyg
Date: 07 Sep 04 - 06:16 PM

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Subject: RE: Info on 1963 folk group The GLENCOVES?
From: GUEST,GROK
Date: 07 Sep 04 - 06:55 PM

Have sent an e-mail because the site that comes up from googling Select 724 gives no way to get in touch with a fellow who may have the Album jacket with info on it. I ain't holdin' my breath, but I'll get back in a day or two if I do or don't find anything.


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Subject: RE: Info on 1963 folk group The GLENCOVES?
From: wysiwyg
Date: 07 Sep 04 - 07:04 PM

Nice, since the requestor seems to have an especially good use for the info. Have the thread Traced so you can find it, GROK?

~S~


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Subject: RE: Info on 1963 folk group The GLENCOVES?
From: Amos
Date: 07 Sep 04 - 08:26 PM

According to this page the record was produced under the Select 542 label:

"Glencoves-Hootenanny-Select 542 VG+ $3"

There's gonna be a big
Hootenanny, hootenanny
Everybody's gonna come along
All join in at the
Hootenanny, hootenanny
Sing a hooting, hollering song

Put on your hat
Put out the cat
Bring a little money
Cause you might need that

Throw out the blues
Kick off your shoes
Sing a little, sing a little
Make a little love a little

Bring a little honey to
The hootenanny, hootenanny
Everybody's gonna have a date
Hurry hurry, hurry to
The hootenanny, hootenanny
We don't wanna be late

You get the girls
I'll get the car
Bring a banjo and an old guitar
Get out the spoons
You know the tunes
Hey diddle diddle with
A fiddle in the middle

If you can't fiddle
At the hootenanny, hootenanny
Play a little paper and comb
Once you get to the
Hootenanny, hootenanny
You'll never wanna go home

You get the girls
I'll get the car
Bring a banjo and an old guitar
Get out the spoons
You know the tunes
Hey diddle diddle with
A fiddle in the middle

If you can't fiddle at the
Hootenanny, hootenanny
Play a little paper and comb
Once you get to the
Hootenanny, hootenanny
You'll never wanna go home
You'll never wanna go home
You'll never want to go home


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Subject: RE: Info on 1963 folk group The GLENCOVES?
From: Amos
Date: 07 Sep 04 - 08:29 PM

And it was "UK57 SELECT" according to this page

A


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Subject: RE: Info on 1963 folk group The GLENCOVES?
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 07 Sep 04 - 08:32 PM

I wonder if they were from Glen Cove, Long Island..

Jerry


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Subject: RE: Info on 1963 folk group The GLENCOVES?
From: GUEST,GROK
Date: 07 Sep 04 - 08:34 PM

Yep, Susan.


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Subject: RE: Info on 1963 folk group The GLENCOVES?
From: Amos
Date: 07 Sep 04 - 08:50 PM

This outfit plays Golden Oldies from Seattle and they have a copy of the record...and there are several for sale on the web.

A


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Subject: RE: Info on 1963 folk group The GLENCOVES?
From: GUEST,Kees
Date: 08 Sep 04 - 02:35 AM

Good to see people other people too have gone searching for info.
Picture of the group: see a Dutch Picture Sleeve of the 45, eBay item 4032411923 recently sold (hope link works), 6 fresh white people, must have been fans of Peter Paul & Mary, might be from Glen Cove, who were they and where did they end...?


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Subject: RE: Info on 1963 folk group The GLENCOVES?
From: GUEST,Kees
Date: 08 Sep 04 - 08:11 AM

Found a little more in the 1955-1990 Singles 'Bible' by Joel Whitburn:

"The Glencoves, Teen Folk Trio formed at Chaminade High School in Mineola, Long Island, NY in 1961. Sing/gtr: DON CONNORS and BILL BYRNE with singer BRIAN BOLGER"

May be we can find more with the names of the 3 boys...


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Subject: RE: Info on 1963 folk group The GLENCOVES?
From: Peace
Date: 08 Sep 04 - 10:01 AM

Brian Bolger LYRICS
Brian Bolger lyrics. Lyrics Search. Artist Title. Artist sorted ... title. Brian Bolger
Lyrics. Send Brian Bolger ringtone to your cell phone. Brian ...
www.lyricsdownload.com/brian-bolger-lyrics.html - 22k - Cached - Similar pages

THE ABOVE IS FROM GOOGLING BRIAN BOLGER.

THE BELOW IS ON A PAGE FROM THAT SITE.

Artist
Brian Bolger Lyrics   
Album
MURPHY She's Always There
Title
She's Always There
Song Lyrics
SHE'S ALWAYS THERE

Through thick and thin
When the rain falls heavily upon your heart
And the world is just a wilderness
And your life looks like it's falling apart

Chorus:
She's always there
She's there to care
To bear the candle
And to show you where
She's there to care
To clear the air
None can compare
She's always there

2.
When you're wandering lost
And groping aimlessly in the dark
When the days seem long and never end
And leave behind their savage mark

3.
I have felt so low
With worries pressing all on my mind
She floated in like a wisp of snow
And now my troubles are far behind

4.
You have your faults
Like anybody from time to time
But they're far surpassed by the rays of love
That will glow forever in your perfect smile


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Subject: RE: Info on 1963 folk group The GLENCOVES?
From: Peace
Date: 08 Sep 04 - 10:02 AM

I'll have to get back to this later. Work calls.


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Subject: RE: Info on 1963 folk group The GLENCOVES?
From: PoppaGator
Date: 08 Sep 04 - 10:30 AM

For what it's worth, Chaminade HS was/is a very large all-boys college-prep Catholic high school there in Long Island. (I'm hedging on the tense -- "was/is" -- because, like other such institutions, CHS may have become coeducational in the years since I went to college with a few of its graduates.)

Ergo, the three girls who joined The Glencoves could not have been schoolmates, and membership may likely have increased from 3 to 6 sometime after the group's high-school beginnings.


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Subject: RE: Info on 1963 folk group The GLENCOVES?
From: GUEST,bob hayden for Canetoad records Australia
Date: 13 Sep 04 - 11:17 PM

many thanks to all that assisted in finding out some info on the Group. Their hit here in Australia "Hootenanny" will be coming out on a new cd titled HAZY MEMORIES VOL 2 very soon. might be at Xmas or very early in the new year. The project is in the final stages of drafting the booklet thatvwill be a nice extra to the music. If someone finds out that some of these members are still alive and kicking please ask them to email me at bobhayden@ozemail.com.au
All emails will be answered. thanks again
bob hayden Australia


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Subject: RE: Info on 1963 folk group The GLENCOVES?
From: GUEST,Bill Byrne
Date: 21 Dec 04 - 12:38 AM

my name is bill byrne I was a member of the Glencoves...


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Subject: RE: Info on 1963 folk group The GLENCOVES?
From: GUEST,bill byrne
Date: 21 Dec 04 - 12:40 AM

my email is bill@byrnehedges.com please put Hottenanny in subject line so I can ID the messages from spam filter. bill byrne


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Subject: RE: Hootenanny
From: GUEST,L49U@aol.com
Date: 16 May 06 - 12:34 PM

Hello Bill, was there ever an album put out by the Glencoves, I have all three singles and still enjoy them. Paul G, Highland, NY


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Subject: RE: Info on 1963 folk group The GLENCOVES?
From: GUEST,John Greene
Date: 21 Jun 06 - 04:44 PM

I was a freshman at the University of Notre Dame in 1963. Don Connors was a freshman also. He was a skilled guitar and banjo player. I recall a school talent show in which Don performed a banjo instrumental version of the Notre Dame fight song. I rememeber his saying that he was a member of the Glencoves and that they had a record which had some success. I remember he had a beautiful Gibson Hummingbird guitar and I began learning to finger pick by watching him play. I also recall that he was a very nice fellow.

John Greene
john.c.greene@snet.net


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Subject: RE: Info on 1963 folk group The GLENCOVES?
From: GUEST,info on the GLENCOVES
Date: 03 Aug 06 - 10:04 AM

MY BROTHER DON CONNORS WAS THE LEAD SINGER FOR THE GLEN COVES...HE LIVES IN BELLE MEADE NJ AND CAN BE REACHED @ 908 874-6034


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Subject: RE: Info on 1963 folk group The GLENCOVES?
From: GUEST,Bill Byrne
Date: 09 Aug 06 - 10:59 AM

As noted above Don Connors was the lead singer and banjo player Brian Bolger, played guitar and sang harmony as did I on the song Hootenanny. Brian can be reached at 301-898-5409 and I can be reached at 304-291-1328. We were not a boy/girl group as stated in one of the first notes. The three girls who appear on the sheet music are my two sisters Eileen Byrne and Susan Byrne Picciano and Sandy Kavanaugh who's family was responsible for intoducing Joy Records president Eddie Joy to our group. From that introduction we landed the record deal to record Hootenanny.

After the summer of '63 when Hootenanny reached #38 on the billboard chart (with a "bullet" by the way) we all went off to college, Don to Notre Dame, Brian to Georgetown and me to Holy Cross. We recorded a couple more records that went nowhere. The summer of '64 we added a fourth member, John Cadley, who was a classmate of mine at Holy Cross. John is a talented song writer and currently has a song "Time" recorded by Lou Reid on Lou's latest album titled "Time". We sang as a quartet throughout the summmer of '64 in clubs on Long Island, NY.

We are the definitive "one hit wonder" and are mentioned under that heading in Wikipedia, along with a lot of other groups and artists. The whole experience was a gas for me and the other members. We had a reunion in West Virginia a few years ago at a mountain resort....we sang and ate and talked about kids and life.


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Subject: RE: Info on 1963 folk group The GLENCOVES?
From: GUEST,Bill Pollock
Date: 16 Dec 11 - 09:41 PM

Spent a lot of hours on the third floor of Stanford Hall at Notre Dame singing along with Don Connors in '63/'64. I echo John Greene's memories of Don bringing down the house at the Collegiate Folk Festival at ND as he picked the Notre Dame Victory March on the five sting banjo.


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Subject: RE: Info on 1963 folk group The GLENCOVES?
From: GUEST,Larry Saidman
Date: 16 Dec 11 - 10:00 PM

I lived in Edmonton in the early 60's and also remember hearing their followup song, "Don't Knock" played on CJCA radio.   I think it even made the charts, but I'm not sure what number (although I can check my old hitparade charts).


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Subject: RE: Info on 1963 folk group The GLENCOVES?
From: GUEST,John Houlihan ND '66
Date: 05 Apr 12 - 09:29 AM

Just stumbled on this thread, wow! I lived in Badin Hall at Notre Dame in '63/'64 and was asked to play rhythm guitar (yes on Don Connors' Gibson) for that Collegiate Folk Festival performance of the ND Victory March. I was lead guitar player for the ND NIGHTLIGHTERS, a popular Notre Dame rock band back then. Connor's made a comment about my being a refugee from rock and roll which drew a big laugh from the crowd.

I never saw or heard from Mr. Connors again. I wish him well.

John Houlihan ND '66


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Subject: RE: Info on 1963 folk group The GLENCOVES?
From: GUEST,Jack MacKay ND '67
Date: 10 Oct 16 - 07:46 AM

I lived down the hall in Stanford from Don freshman year. The day after he sold the Gibson J 50 to a local dealer (traded it in for the Hummingbird), I headed down to the dealer and bought it. It's now my son's favorite (and only) acoustic. (I think he prefers his PRS.)
I loved Don's "Nobody Knows You..." as he performed it at the ND Folk Festival. Hope he's well and prospering.


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