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A couple of more quartet photos from way back when.

Anyone have any other old quartet photos to post, from the 1960s and 1970s?


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Fortran IV

Fortran IV
Bill James, Bruce Slack, Mike Krieger, Anton Grosz


The picture is the bow we took with our backs to the audience when we finished our song. What the audience saw was T H N K until Bruce, quite belatedly, rotated the mag tape into sight, to produce IBM's famous slogan, "THINK." We won the disorganized quartet contest -- the first I was in.
-- Mike Krieger.

Photo courtesy of Mike Krieger.
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Unlikely Hoods

Unlikely Hoods
George Nagy, Fred Gielow, Pete Donatelli, Mike Myers


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MICKEY MOUSE I Quartet

MICKEY MOUSE I Quartet
Mighty, Invincible, Carefree, Kindhearted, Engagingly Youthful, Musically Orthodox, Uniform Singing Ensamble.
Steve Plumb, Emil Carlstrom, [Bob Chieffo thinks this is Nels Beverly], Fred Gielow

Photo curtesy of Bob Chieffo.
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MICKEY MOUSE II Quartet

MICKEY MOUSE II Quartet
Fred Gielow, Bill Blair, Peter Iannone, Barry Simmons

Photo courtesy of Peter Iannone.
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Chief's Quartet

Chief and His Indians Quartet
Installation Dinner/Ladies Night, Feb 1969, Talbot's Inn, Pleasant Valley, New York
Duffy Miller, Bob Chieffo, Dick Schubert, Rudy Veltre.

Photo courtesy of Bob Chieffo.
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Andersen, Sanderson, and Company Quartet

Andersen, Sanderson and Company
March 1972. Div II Contest. Quartet scored in 5th place. Front row: Bob Chieffo -- bari. Pasquariello lead. Back row: Bill McFadden -- tenor, Jerry Andersen -- bass. I believe Ken Sanderson was the original tenor but McFadden had to substitute for him.

Photo courtesy of Bob Chieffo.
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The Clover Leaf Four Quartet

The Clover Leaf Four
March 17, 1973 (St. Patrick's Day). Div II Contest in Hyde Park, New York. Quartet scored in 2nd place. Bud Fair -- bass, Bob Chieffo -- bari, Joe Burke -- lead, Pete Donatelli -- tenor.

Photo courtesy of Bob Chieffo.
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Hudson Valley Harmony Four

Hudson Valley Harmony Four
March 9, 1974. Div II Contest in Poultney, Vermont. Quartet scored in 2nd place. Lew DiStasi -- bari, Bud Fair -- bass, Bob Chieffo -- lead, Pete Donatelli -- tenor. This was the embryo of the Footlighters. Fred Richter, a tenor, was found in Connecticut and became our first tenor. We even used the same outfits in the early days.

Photo courtesy of Bob Chieffo.
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The Candidates Quartet

The Candidates
Bruce Slack, Emil Carlstrom, Harry Reinheimer, Steve Plumb.

Photo courtesy of Bruce Slack.
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Chord Bandits

Chord Bandits
George Nagy (bari!), Victor Saladin (lead), Fritz Jones (bass), Bill James (tenor!).
The Chord Bandits competed in the NED Fall convention of 1963. The Cross Country Men, with Terry Clark as bass,
Wally Cluet[?] as baritone, [Chieffo's guess: Emil Carlstrom], as lead, and [Chieffo's guess: Harry Reinheimer] as tenor won the championship. The Chord Bandits had challenged the Chord Sharks
(Werner Schantzenback as bass, Art Burns as bari, Bill Heydman as lead, Aubrey Light as tenor), as to who would get the higher score.
Both quartets made the cut, but just barely. The Chord Sharks won and we had to eat humble pie.
Dave Maurerís mother made the Chord Bandit Uniforms and they were by far the most gaudy of all Poughkeepsie quartet outfits.

Photo courtesy of Fritz Jones.
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The Candidates Quartet

Village Squires
Sam Koziol (tenor), Victor Saladin (lead), Paul Strickland (baritone), Fritz Jones (bass).
Fritz was a temporary substitute for the bass, Leon Borden, so the the quartet could sing in "The Music Man" production given by the Fishkill Summer Stock organization in the summer of 1963. Leon was in France during that time period.

Photo courtesy of Fritz Jones.
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Four Guys from Poughkeepsie

Four Guys from Poughkeepsie
Four Guys from Poughkeepsie: Ron Pierson -- tenor, Breck Martyn -- lead, Mark Lubart -- bass (?) and [Chieffo says this is Jerry Andersen. I don't think so. Who knows for sure?] -- bari. The quartet probably competed in a late-70's or early-80's Northeastern Division II contest.
-- Bob Chieffo.
Jerry Andersen writes: "Just wanted to say that I am indeed the guy on the right in the photo of 'Four Guys From Poughkeepsie.' My only other claim to fame is that I came up with the name -- in response to being asked 'what shall we call ourselves?'"

Photo courtesy of Ron Pierson.
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This snippet from "Fortune of Dreams" is sung by Will Easterling, Bill James, Fred Gielow, and Fritz Jones.

This webpage has been prepared by Fred Gielow.