Description: Vocalist, USA

Known For: Charted with “Lovers Concerto” – 1965

Instruments: Voice

Music Styles: Easy Listening

Location: NY, United States of America

Date Born: 1st July 1946
Location Born: Queens, New York, United States of America

Web Site: http://www.barbarastoys.net/

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June Montiero

Member of vocal group “The Toys”. Formed in 1960, Jamaica, New York.

The Toys were an American pop girl group from Jamaica, New York, which was formed in 1961 and disbanded in 1968

At the peak of their popularity The Toys appeared on all of the major TV rock programs, including Shindig!, Hullabaloo, and American Bandstand.

The Toys were discovered at a talent show by manager Vince Marc, who introduced them to songwriters Sandy Linzer and Denny Randell. Linzer and Randell wrote most of the songs they recorded, including their U.S. #1 hit single “A Lover’s Concerto”, and also produced the group’s 1965-66 recordings on Bob Crewe’s DynoVoice record label. Global sales of this disc exceeded two million copies, with a gold record awarded by the R.I.A.A. in 1965. Their first U.S. tour was with Gene Pitney. In 1967 the group changed labels and producers moving to Musicor Records, but charted only one more minor single (a cover of Brian Hyland’s “Sealed with a Kiss”) before breaking up.

The Toys appeared on most of the major TV rock programs. They had a cameo role in the 1967 beach movie It’s a Bikini World

Members included.

Barbara Harris
Barbara Parritt (born 1 October 1944, Wilmington, North Carolina)
June Montiero (born 1 July 1946, Queens, New York)

Singles include.

1965: “A Lover’s Concerto”
1966: “Attack”
1966: “Baby Toys”
1966: “Silver Spoon”
1966: “May My Heart Be Cast into Stone”
1968: “Sealed with a Kiss”

Albums include.

1966: The Toys Sing “A Lover’s Concerto” and “Attack!”