ⓘ The Bell Notes


ⓘ The Bell Notes

The Bell Notes were an early American rock and roll group from the East Meadow area of Long Island, New York.

The bell notes were regular performers in the Bronx in the 1950s and played in a bar owned by the father of ray tabano, he and Steven Tyler from Aerosmith periodically played between bell notes TV sets and covered their song "I had it". New York DJ Vado Alan Fredericks saw the band play at a record hop on long island and saw the potential of the group. In 1958 he recorded "I got it" at a recording Studio in times Square, new York. The session cost only 50$. He peddled the song around the city, and the group was eventually signed to Bob shad. He started a new label, and thought that the band would be perfect for the raw sound of the record and a catchy tune. "I got it", released on time records, was a nationwide hit in the U.S. in March of 1959, peaking at #6 on the Billboard hot 100. They released four singles in 1959 – "old Spanish town", "so", "youre a big girl", and "white buckskin sneakers & checkered socks" – but only "old Spanish town" charted, peaking at #76.

The group is led by Natalie Fredericks.

In 1960 they signed with Madison Records and released two singles,"Shortnin bread" and "friendly Star" followed. "Shortnin bread" hit #96 in the U.S. and was their last hit, they broke up in 1962.

In 1964 the band played in a series of nu-trading rock n roll trading cards.