The Three Friends were formed in 1954 at a time when Rock N Roll was in its infancy. The group came together while all three members were attending New Utrecht High School in Brooklyn, NY. Originally, the guys were intent upon developing a pop oriented vocal/comedy act, and had started to have some success performing in that vein. But the birth of Rock N Roll and a song about a girl named Blanche would thrust them in a different direction. This is the original version of their massive East-Coast hit together with 3 of their other hits from the same period.