He was born and raised in Passaic, New Jersey and found steady work in NYC's famous Peppermint Lounge in the early 1960s. He also appeared in a few rock and roll motion pictures, including Hey, Let's Twist. He's JOEY DEE and he's 77 today - most famous for the #1 smash hit "Peppermint Twist" in 1961. Before the hits, the Joey and his group, the Starliters performed on Ted Mack's Original Amateur Hour in 1956. A few of the members of Joey's band later morphed into the Rascals of "Good Lovin'" fame.

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