a brief history
was born Leonard Borisoff in Philadelphia in 1942. By 1961
he had a record deal with Cameo Parkway Record Company. His
group, The Dovells, with Len as their lead singer, had a #2
record, Bristol Stomp, after Dick Clark played
it on American Bandstand. Following that success,
the Dovells recorded several other hits, including You
Cant Sit Down, which reached #3 in 1963.
John Madara and Dave White first recorded Len at Mercury Records,
with "Do It Again," which was a new lyric to "You
Can't Sit Down," and "Happy Days," that John,
Dave and Len wrote together. Nothing happened with the
Mercury records and John and Dave moved over to Decca with
Len. Their first recording session was "Lip Sync,"
backed with a remake of "At The Hop," called "At
The Hop '65." It had some chart success, but in
October of '65, after they began to take Len in a different
direction by doing a "ballad with a beat," Lens
musical career would take off when 1-2-3 reached
the airwaves and became an instant, worldwide hit. What
followed were two other smash hits, "Like A Baby"