Mr Sandman The Four Aces

Mr Sandman The Four Aces

Mr Sandman The Four Aces

In my lifetime, I listen to a lot of different bands and singers, they may not be that popular now, but I never went with popular. Whatever I like, I stand behind them, so I’m doing Mr Sandman The Four Aces, and I hope you like them also.

Mr Sandman The Four Aces

The Four Aces are an American male traditional pop music quartet, popular since the 1950s. Over the last half-century, the band generated several gold records. Its million-selling signature tunes include Love is a Many-Splendored Thing, Three Coins in the Fountain, Stranger in Paradise, Tell Me Whyand ( It‘s No) Sin. Other huge sellers included Shangri-La, Perfidia, as well as Sincerely. The original membersresponsible for every song made popular by the band, included Al Alberts, Dave Mahoney, Lou Silvestri, and also Rosario Sod Vaccaro.

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Mr Sandman The Four Aces

The lineup in 1957.

Background Information

Chester, Pennsylvania, USA


Years Active
1950 Present.



Victoria, Decca.

Associated Acts
Jack Pleis Orchestra (1953 1955).


Four Ace Career

Alberts went to South Philadelphia High School and Temple University, as well as served in the US Navy, where he met MahoneyOriginally, Alberts sang with Mahoney playing behind him, and also later they included Vaccaro on trumpet and Silvestri on drums. They played locally in the Philadelphia area, as well as Alberts began his own record label, Victoria Records, when they might not find a distributor to release their first record, ( It‘s NoSin. It sold a million copies, and also Decca Records soon signed the team, billing them as The Four Aces featuring Al Alberts.

Alberts left the band in 1958 to attempt to make it as a soloist, however never made the charts. He was replaced as lead singer by Fred Diodati, that had attended South Philadelphia High School a couple of years after Alberts. After Alberts had left the band, Mahoney and Vaccaro likewise left. Silvestri never left the band,  however led three new members: Diodati, Tony Alesi, as well as Joe GiglioThe Original Aces later on asked Silvestri to rejoin the original band,and also he did.

It was then that Diodati led a new line-up, which included Diodati, Alesi, Giglio, and Harry Heisler. After nearly 19 years with the band, Alesi developed a medical condition that forced him to leave the band. Since 2013 the Four Aces members are Diodati, Giglio, Heisler, as well as Danny Colingo. These members sing all the songs the original Four Aces had made popular at one time.

In 1975, Diodati, Alesi, Giglio, and also Heisler were awarded the right to the name in a court suit in which the original members attempted to re-establish their right. The court permitted the founding members to tour as The Original Four AcesFeaturing Al Alberts, which they did, finally retiring the act in 1987. DiodatiGiglio, Heisler, and Colingo continue to legally make use of the name of the Four Aces as well as perform the songs made popular by the Original Four Aces.

The founding lead singer, Alberts, died of natural causes on November 27, 2009 at age 87. Mahoney died on July 12, 2012 of complications from Alzheimer‘s Disease at age 86.Silvestri died on January 27, 2013 at age 86. Vaccaro (birthed in 1922died on April 5, 2013 at age 90.
On June 25, 2019, The New York Times Magazine listed The Four Aces among hundreds of musicians whose material was reportedly destroyed in the 2008 Universal fire.

Awards And Recognition

The Four Aces were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2001. The Four Aces were inducted into the Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame in 1988.


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