Inducted in the Delaware Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2018
About The Hurricanes
The Hurricanes started in 1955 with Richie Immediato, Joe Allegro, Vinnie Marinelli and Louie Foresteri. They played every week at several venues throughout the area and were the only band in the area playing rock and roll songs. They were paid $12.00 each for a four hour gig. When they graduated from high school, the band broke up and they all went separate ways. Richie sold his car and used the money to make a record which led to him cutting “Don’t Cry Linda” in 1960 on Capital Records. He appeared in many Bandstand Type Shows in the Tri State area. Joe Allegro played for Mitzi Gaynor , Patti Page, Al Martino, Danny and the Juniors, Lloyd Price, the Shirelles and many others. Vinnie, a classical musician worked for Pavarotti, Tony Bennett, Aretha Franklin and many others. Louie, moved to New York and played for the soap stars then moved to California and played for Jack Jones.