Famous EASY-POP hit single during the 50s: Hearts Of Stone 1954
The Fontane Sisters also had hits with Seventeen in 1955, Eddie My Love in 1956, and Chanson d’Amour (Song of Love) in 1958.
Recording career with hits on the charts: 1951-1958 Record Labels: RCA & Dot
The three sisters, Marge, Geri, and Bea Rosse were born in New Milford, New Jersey, and their mom was their vocal teacher. Before World War II they became the Fontane Sisters and were joined by brother Frank on guitar until he was killed in World War II. They were featured on Perry Como’s radio shows and later on his TV programs. In 1949, they were signed by RCA Records, and did some recordings as backup to Perry Como, including the #1 hits A You’re Adorable and Hoop Dee Doo. In 1951, they had a minor hit with The Tennessee Waltz, but Patti Page had the more popular version. Beginning in 1954, with arrangements by Dot Record’s A&R man Billy Vaughn, they charted more than a dozen hits including their #1 smash Hearts of Stone and follow-ups Rollin’ Stone and Seventeen, as well as their version of the holiday novelty Nuttin’ For Christmas.
The Fontane Sisters' Best 45rpm Single Recordings: