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The Richie Records Discography

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Vince Rago owned and managed the Wilmington, Delaware based Richie Records from 1961-1968. His label featured Soul, Doo-wop, Pop, Rock and Psychedelic artists from the Delaware Valley. As talent scout … Continue reading

Tour of Bands!

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Check out the Tour of Bands

The Saga of White Clay Productions, Inc.

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As I stand in the parking lot facing the double glass doors of Leon’s Garden World it doesn’t take much effort to flash back twenty eight years to the day … Continue reading

Hangnail Phillips is my name.

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Welcome. This site will be populated with the best of and the recent past and the exciting new future of Hangnail Phillips’ endeavors. Keep on keepin’ on….

Carlos Mysterioso

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HANGNAIL PHILLIPS WRITINGS – “CARLOS MYSTERIOSO” – originally a myspace illustrated novella – ILLUSTRATION BY MONIKA BULLETTE The Beach I am a beach magician. I wear just a thong and … Continue reading

Snake Grinder and the Shredded Field Mice – Legends of Newark Rock

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“It was a dark and stormy rehearsal…The toga party was winding down, as there were no more clean sheets. The boys put down their instruments, being weary from too much … Continue reading

The Fabulous Pharaohs – Legends of Newark Rock

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For blocks residents of Todd Estates, Fireside Park , and Brookside could hear rock music emanating from the corner house at 301 Elderfield Drive . Outside, their trademark, a black … Continue reading

schroeder – Legends of Newark Rock

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“Although Larry and Ersk were convinced that we could be a phenomenon, I think Michael and I just liked making neat noise. Larry did hit it on the head though, … Continue reading

The Commotions – Legends of Newark Rock

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I got to know Jerry Grant, B.J Lobermann, and Don Challenger gradually through the late seventies as they centered around my [then] favorite record store, I Like It Like That … Continue reading

The Adaptors – Legends of Newark Rock

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Welcome to the first chapter of Legends Of Newark Rock. Newark has a rich history of music that is on the verge of being forgotten. The intent of this series … Continue reading

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