Dallas, Texas. It’s true, “If You Wanna Be Happy”(#1 1963) dance til’ a “Quarter To Three”(#1 1961). The song and master catalog of legendary Norfolk Sound creator Frank Guida are re-born, digitally mastered, and available for licensing opportunities. Rockmasters International Network Inc. has selected the Bennett Law Office, PC/Tamera H. Bennett to administer this pop icon catalog of the 1960’s.
In addition to the Number 1 Pop and Black Chart hits by artists such as Gary U.S. Bonds, and Jimmy Soul. The Rockmasters’ catalog includes charting recording artists the Church Street Five, featuring Gene Barge on sax; Tommy Facenda with the kids’ favorite “High School USA”(1959), and Bill Deal and the Rhondels.
The man and sound behind the hits, Frank Guida, opened a record store in Norfolk, Virginia in 1953. Mr. Guida’s passion for music inspired a recording studio in the back of the record shop in 1958 and the release of the first singles on the LeGrand Label. Other hits from the LeGrand and SPQR labels include “Twist Twist Senora,” “Seven Day Weekend,” “Not Me,” and “Dear Lady Twist.” “If You Wanna Be Happy” is featured in the movie Mermaids and the soundtrack for My Best Friends Wedding. “Quarter to Three,” “Where Did That Naughty Little Girl Go,” and “Dear Lady Twist” were all featured in the 1985 movie Mask.
Rockmasters’ film and TV credits are too numerous to list but includeGood Morning Viet Nam,The Man Show, Cheers, Entertainment Tonight, Late Night with David Letterman, and History of Rock and Roll (Bruce Springsteen).
The hits from the Rockmasters, LeGrand and SPQR labels have been re-released in numerous compilations and covered by artists including: Chubby Checker, Bill Wyman, Paul Revere and the Raiders, Joan Jett, Bruce Springsteen, Ringo Starr, Liberace, Wilson Pickett, Dr. John, Neil Diamond, Pete Best, Neil Sedaka and many more.
When you need a pop classic or a sound alike from the early 60’s, visit Rockmasters at http://www.myspace.com/rockmastersinternational and contact Bennett Law Office, PC with master and song licensing requests at 972-436-8141 or firstname.lastname@example.org.