JOHNNY and the VELVETONES

Homebase: Moses Lake, WA.
Stats: 1962 - 1964
Misc Notes:  At the time "Hitch Hiking Home" / "S.O.S." was released on Jerden, most -  if not all -  the band members were airmen stationed at Larson Air Force Base in Moses Lake, WA. Their combo was formed in 1962 when guitarist Lloyd Welchel put up flyers seeking musicians. He was then joined by vocalist Jon Reese (from Trenton, NJ), saxman Joe Sanchez, bassist Ron "Dino" Dilena (from California) and drummer Frankie Eng (from Moses Lake). When Welchel was reassigned to Klammath Falls, OR, he was replaced by lead guitarist Dominick Raucci (from Brooklyn, NY).

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SIZE: 7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
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MISC NOTES: Johnny & The Velvetones was a group comprised of airmen stationed at Larson AFB located in Moses Lake, WA.

Poster Image: Casey's was an "upstairs" dance hall located in downtown Lewiston, Idaho.

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SPEED: 45 rpm
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1RA.) A - B retail label. Light blue background. Pinkish logo accents. Pinkish numerals and lettering except light blue jerden.
1RB.) A - B retail label. Same as 1RA except for runout number on "Hitch Hiking Home."

1RA.) Monarch Records delta (^) numbers point toward this disc being pressed circa August - September, 1963.

A-SIDE MATRIX:
1RA.) 45 - JD - 34
1RB.) 45 - JD - 34
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1RA.) 45 JD - 34 (etched)          ^49204
1RB.) 45 JD - 34 - RE - 1 (etched)
A-SIDE COMPOSER: Raucci, Jr. - Dilena - Cunningham
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: Burdette Music Co. (BMI)

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1RA.) 45 - JD - 35
1RB.) 45 - JD - 35
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1RA.) 45 JD - 35 (etched)          ^49204 - X
1RB.) 45 JD - 35 - RE - 1 (etched)
B-SIDE COMPOSER: Raucci, Jr. - Dilena - Cunningham
B-SIDE PUBLISHER: Burdette Music Co. (BMI)

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SPEED: 45 rpm
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Monarch Records delta (^) numbers point toward this disc being pressed ca. Sep - Oct., 1964

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1.) A - B promo label. White background. Black numerals and lettering including: PROMOTIONAL COPY  NOT FOR SALE

A-SIDE MATRIX: 9467
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE: 9467 (etched)    ^54365
A-SIDE COMPOSER: Reese - Sanchez - Raucci - Eng - Dilena
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: Norfolk Music Co. (BMI)

B-SIDE MATRIX: 9468
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE: 9468  (etched)     ^54365 - X
B-SIDE COMPOSER: Reese - Sanchez - Raucci - Eng - Dilena
B-SIDE PUBLISHER: Norfolk Music Co., (BMI)

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FORMAT: compact disc
DISC NOTES: JRCD 7002

Track #12 on cd compilation album History Of Northwest Rock Vol. 1

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