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Joey Dee

An American singer.

Best known for the 1961 hit recording "Peppermint Twist".

The group was founded by Joey Dee, born Joseph DiNicola in New Jersey.

Joey Dee and The Starliters first single was "Lorraine," backed with "The Girl I Walk To School," in 1958 on the Little label.

The Starliters, with Joey ultimately becoming the primary lead singer.

An album entitled The Peppermint Twisters and credited to "Joey Dee and The Starlighters" was subsequently released on Scepter as well.

The group had a hit in the early sixties with "The Peppermint Twist" - 1962.

Members of the group came and went during their prime.

Joey Dee continued to record and issue solo recordings from the mid 60s to the mid-70s, as well a song he wrote with original Starliters David Brigati and Larry Vernieri entitled "How Can I Forget" in the late 1960s which was released under the name Joey Dee and The New Starliters.

Joey lived for a short time in Florida before moving back to New York, to The Bronx.

These days, Joey Dee and The Starliters consists of Joey with Bob Valli brother of Frankie Valli and original Starliter David Brigati.

The group tours and plays at various venues from Connecticut to New Jersey to Florida to Las Vegas, doing well over a hundred concerts per year.

Joey Dee resides in Florida.

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