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Ronnie and the Red Caps

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Cortland NY, United States (1957 – 1961)

The band’s history begins in 1957 when several Cortland, New York musicians formed the band The Vegas Kings, which soon changed their name to Ronnie and the Rumblers. This band’s lineup had Ronnie Padavona on the bass guitar, along with singer Billy de Wolf, guitarist Nick Pantas, drummer Tom Rogers, and saxophone player Jack Musci.

In the band again changed their name, along with a few changes of personnel. The band was now known as Ronnie and the Red Caps. At this point, Padavona began singing, replacing de Wolf. Musci also left the band, and a new guitarist, Dick Botoff, joined. The Redcaps lineup released two singles: “Lover” b/w “Conquest” (with De Wolf on vocals on the A-side) on the Reb label, and on Seneca (S 178-102, USA), ‘An Angel Is Missing’ with ‘What’d I Say’ on the B side (both songs featuring Ronnie Dio on vocals).

In 1961 they changed their name to Ronnie Dio and The Prophets.

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