Danny Lamego (March 17, 1929 - January 27, 2018) was an American rock & roll singer and bandleader of the Jumping Jacks, also known as Danny Peppermint.
Danny Peppermint had his own version of "The Peppermint Twist" which was a different song than that of the famous Joey Dee & The Starlighters version released on Roulette.
"At the end of 1961, the Twist craze was in full force, and Carlton released a single called "The Peppermint Twist" (Carlton 565) by singer/songwriter Danny Lamego, who called himself and his band Danny Peppermint & the Jumping Jacks. (The song was a Lamego original, not the same as the Joey Dee song of the same name.) The single was inching up the charts, when on January 24, 1962, Peppermint was nearly electrocuted when he received a shock from a microphone while on stage at the Thunderbird Hotel in Las Vegas. He was rushed to the hospital and eventually recovered, but the loss of momentum didn't help his career. "Peppermint Twist" stalled at #54, and two additional singles and an album all failed to chart."
Danny began his 62 year career at the Pike Inn in Kearny and Molinari's in Union City. The Jumpin' Jacks have since performed in many venues most notably the Shore Casino in Atlantic Highlands, D'Jais in Belmar, Peppermint Lounge in New York City and the Thunder Bird in Las Vegas.
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