The Crystal Tones originally started in the 50’s in New Britain, CT.. They played small venues and high schools . The lead singer, Chris Crisotello, was only 16 at the time, Joe Difusco was the baritone, Billy LeBarre (cousin’s Joe) was the tenor and Frank Morgan the Bass.
In 1959, the group cut one single “A Girl I Love” and “Debra-Lee” for MZ record & backed Billy james on “Meant For Me” and “It’s The Twist”. Billy James whose real name is Billy Nosal. He hails from Glastonbury, Ct. and cut one single for MZ with another group, The Stenotones (The Stenotones were actually secretaries who worked in the Laurie Records office).