It was written by 19-year-old Paul Giacalone about a girl he met while he was touring. It spent 16 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, and peaked at #21 on October 26, 1959, while reaching #15 on Canada's CHUM Hit Parade. The members involved in the song "You Were Mine" in 1959 were Paul Giacalone (bass singer and drummer; September 28, 1939 – June 27, 2013), Ritchie Adams (lead singer; real name Richard Adam Ziegler), Lee Reynolds, John Viscelli (sax and vocals), Carl Girsoli (guitar and vocals). Following the single's success, The Paulette Sisters released an answer record called "I Was Yours". Later singles included "I Can't Say Goodbye", "Marianne", and "My Girl" (all 1960); "I Can't Say Goodbye" was the only charter, spending three weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #90.
In 1962 the group reappeared on Taurus Records with "You Were Mine for Awhile" and "Blacksmith Blues" on Hamilton Records; three other singles followed on Taurus, but the group never returned to the charts. The group lasted until 1967 before disbanding for good. Adams went on to release some solo singles and had a successful songwriting career, including the hits "Tossin' and Turnin'" and "After the Lovin'". Adams died on 6 March 2017 aged 71. Giacalone was diagnosed with cancer in late 2012. He died from the disease in Long Island, New York on June 27, 2013, aged 73. Original member and saxophonist/singer, John Viscelli, still resides in South Florida. 2) Female trio with a countryrock style Released their debut single "It´s useless" in may 2010.
Contestant in danish x factor 2010 in the group category. 3) The Fireflies consist of Moreno (Bass), Ben (Guitar), Sander (Vocals) and Brent (Drums). They participated in the Eurosong for kids preselection in Belgium (September 2006), and placed second after 'Thor!', the youngest candidate in the final show, on October 1st. They don't exist anymore. 4) The Fireflies were a major live act in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario throughout the 1960's.
They never recorded. Members included Howard Hall and Rick Rogers ((Those) Rogues). 5) An indie folk/pop band that is no longer. The Fireflies is no longer a band because all of those songs were written about the same girl. Songs are no longer written about her.
That is why The Fireflies is no longer a band. When new songs are written about new things by the same person (Yuri) you will be alerted. Thanks. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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