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Deran, who wrote and sang both songs, was from Burlington, Iowa. Most of the members of the New Tones were also from the Burlington-area including Don Bowman on guitar, Larry Gustin on guitar and Bob Baldridge on drums. The one exception was saxophone player Dave Parkinson who was from Canton, Illinois.
According to a 2012 article in the Canton Daily Ledger, the Pontiac Record Company was owned by Canton businessman Jim Aloian. The Deran record appears to have been the label's only release.
|A few color variations of the single exist as well as reproductions and bootlegs.|
Feb 22, 1960: Illinois State Normal University Ballroom (Normal)
|Parkinson (with sax) to the left of JB|