The Addrisi Brothers

Addrisi Brothers, TheFrom: Winthrop, MA, USA

The Addrisi Brothers were an American duo made up of brothers Donald and Richard (Dick) Addrisi. Both brothers played on their family’s acrobatic group, the Flying Addrisis. In the 1950s, the two became acquainted with Lenny Bruce about starting a life in music and moved to California to kickstart their career. Don and Dick auditioned for parts on the Mickey Mouse Club but were turned down. However, the brothers were able to impress enough to land a contract with Del-Fi Records shortly after, recording several singles. The duo saw only moderate success with their 1959 single “Cherrystone,” but overall, they did not find success. Subsequent releases on Imperial Records and Warner Bros. Records also did poorly, so the brothers began to work more as songwriters.

The Addrisi Brothers’ biggest success as songwriters came with “Never My Love” which became a hit for the Association. The brothers would eventually release their version of the song in 1977. The brothers started to find some success in the ’70s, charting with several of their own singles. They also composed the theme music for the television show Nanny and the Professor. The two worked closely together until Don passed away from pancreatic cancer in 1984. Richard currently lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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From the 1968 single Warner Bros./Seven Arts 7249

  • Time To Love