Sunday, November 22, 2009

The Preludes feat. Lou Martucci

The Preludes feat. Lou Martucci

17447 ~ On My Lovin (sample)
17446 ~ Would You Believe

Little Nashville LN-0781
1610 Poinsettia Rd., Charleston, S.C.

1965

Lou Martucci


Update [Nov. 27, 2009] : I contacted Lou who kindly answered to my questions :
I was the lead singer, and I also wrote the flip side, 'Would You Believe'. The record was produced in Nashville in 1965 by Dino Productions. I sang lead, and Joe Opatsky played lead guitar, Al Knox played rhythmn guitar, Butch Chevalier played bass, and Al Moreno was our drummer. Although we were signed by London Records, they never recieved the tapes from Dino (Carl Friend). It turns out Carl became a scam artist in those years and didn't promote anyone he recorded, although he charged all of the bands $1,000. each for 'promotion'. We ended up releasing the record on our manager's (Roger Hopkins) independent label Little Nashville based in Charleston, S.C. Roger wrote 'On My Lovin' and Boyd Cobb was his partner who handled the publishing. They weren't members of the band. In recent years I've been recording cd's in my home studio which I post on a couple of internet karaoke sites. We lost our drummer, Al Moreno, in Viet Nam. Roger Hopkins died in a tragic car accident in the late 60's. Al Knox and Joe Opatsky are both living good lives with thier families. I retired from live performing in the early 90's.

Lou Martucci

1 comment:

  1. I am the proud daughter of Roger Hopkins. I am so proud to see that my father's talents are being recognized in this way after so many years have passed! Gina Hopkins

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