Shelley Fabares,Paul Petersen,James Darren-"Teenage Triangle" LP-Signed Autograph 1963
"Teenage Triangle"(Colpix CP 444)-LP. This vintage LP was released in 1963 and features Shelley Fabares,Paul Petersen and James Darren doing the following tracks-Goodbye Cruel World,Gidget,She Can't Find Her keys,Conscience,Johnny Loves Me,Keep Your Love Locked,Lollipops And Roses,Her Royal majesty,I'm Growing Up,Johnny Angel.Shelley Fabares is one -- and maybe the best -- of a handful of young actresses/singers who emerged from the end of the 1950s through the mid-'60s, in an attempt to extend television stardom into action on the pop charts. Most didn't last, and none made the impact of their rivals, the singers who tried acting (Connie Francis, Sandy Stewart, Lulu, etc.), but Fabares did score a huge hit with "Johnny Angel."
In 1958, Fabares won the role of Mary Stone in the ABC television series The Donna Reed Show -- the show was a hit, and over the next five years, in tandem with former Mousketeer Paul Petersen, who played her brother Jeff on the show, Fabares was one of the most visible and popular young performers on television, and the quintessential TV "daughter."
The series was produced by Columbia Pictures Television, and the two young performers were asked to try working with the studio's label, Colpix Records. Although the demos failed to impress the label's executives, Donna Reed Show producer Tony Owen (husband of Reed) insisted that they try and make a proper record, and even financed the recording session himself with producer Stu Phillips (The Monkees, Battlestar Galactica) at the helm.
Fabares's debut release, "Johnny Angel," reached number one on the charts in early 1962, and is regarded today as a quintessential "girl group" record. None of her subsequent records ever came close to that exalted level, but Fabares recorded for the next three years, in between acting assignments that included movies with Elvis Presley (Girl Happy, Spinout, Clambake), releasing three modestly successful singles ("Johnny Loves Me," "The Things We Did Last Summer," "Ronnie, Call Me When You Get A Chance") and a pair of albums (Shelley, The Things We Did Last Summer). To Fabares, who never conceived of a singing career for herself and wasn't entirely comfortable in that role, these recordings were all a lark, but they constituted little more than a footnote to her early career.The LP has been autographed on the front cover by Shelley Fabares in blue,Paul Petersen in black and James Darren in black.CONDITION OF VINYL IS VG MINUS.CONDITION OF COVER AND AUTOGRAPHS IS VG..........