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D-J Mac Thomas wrote at 2008-03-14 19:56:43
Sorry for excluding the best part about Richie Records.  The label is from Wilmington, DE owned by Vince Rago and named after his son Richie.   The last I heard that both sons survive (Richie & Vince, Jr.  The label started in late 1960 I believe and was still around in 1967.  Some releases were distributed by Roulette and Scepter records.



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rockingsteve wrote at 2008-09-22 16:10:12
Actually it was an Elsmere, Delaware company that was owned by Vince Rago.  The name of the company, Richie, came from the name of his first son.  At least that's where Vince lived, at the time

PS Elsmere is next to Wilmington Delaware


Joe Harris wrote at 2009-04-03 20:50:16
There was one other group from Wilmington,de that recorded on Richie  The Teen Kings later Joey and The Challengers who where the backup group for Teddy's group


cookie wrote at 2012-02-20 00:29:30
I am interested in learning more about the who provided info on Teddy & the continentals any info will be greatly appreciated I may have more memorabilia. Why Theron Byrd was not mentioned he was the original manager of this group.....  


Dan Monigle wrote at 2014-10-05 21:19:51
"Tick Tick Tock" recorded by Teddy and The Continentals circa 1962 on Richie Records ( Dicky Rago , Wilmington Attorney lives on Franklin St.) Also, Vinnie Rago, Dicky's brother for history resources. Very popular group back in the day!

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Joe Harris wrote at 2014-10-14 18:40:27
The King Kings recorded the B side of Tick Tick Tock with Teddy and The Continentals 1962. I was the saxophone player and leader of The Teen Kings later knowed as Joey and The Challengers. We were on Billboard Mag. list in January 12th, 1962. We also recorded with Teddy Henry ( I Call It Home ) later.


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