sound team in place, Ed and JoAnne must have been expecting
some success, and
it wasn't long in coming.
April 1964, the same month that Hamilton and Gorman first
feature on a Golden World disc, they hit it big time with
The Reflections "Just Like Romeo And Juliet",
which reached number 6 in the U.S. Pop Charts (Billboard),
and was arranged by Sonny Sanders.
singer, Tony Micale, was able to tell the forum that the
song's vocals were cut in RCA's studio on North Lake Shore,
Chicago while the band tracks were cut in United Sound in
group at that time consisted of Tony (lead), John
Dean (bass), Phil Castrodale (first tenor), Dan Bennie
(second tenor), Ray Steinber (baritone).
has always intrigued Scottish soul fans that Dan was born in
the town of Johnstone, not far from Glasgow.
further eight Reflection's 45's would be released by Golden
World; the next one, "Like Columbus did" being
almost a carbon copy of their big hit.
those releases, "Poor Man's Son" would perform the
best by reaching no. 55 in Billboard on March 8th 1965.
singer Tony Micale would also have an excellent solo outing
on the label in July 1966 with "Picture Me And
You"/"I Love The Life I live", under the
alias Tony Michaels.
Reflections would move on to ABC with another "Juliet" type release, in "Like Adam And
Eve"; a 45 which was huge on the Northern Soul scene.
1966 they also appeared in a movie by the name of
"Winter A-Go-Go" where they sang "I'm Sweet