Vito Picone (born March 20, 1941) is the lead singer of The Elegants, and along with Jimmy Mochella is a remaining original member. He has also played parts in Goodfellas, Analyze This, and The Sopranos. He was born in and has lived most of his life in South Beach, Staten Island, New York.
During the 1990s, he managed Reparata and the Delrons. For the past twenty two years he has hosted Let the Good Times Roll on Staten Island Cable, a nostalgia talk/variety music show.
The Elegants, still based on Staten Island, New York, were formed in 1956 by their lead singer, Vito Picone, who also co-wrote their # l hit single "Little Star." The record sold over two and a half million copies world-wide in 1958 on ABC Paramount's subsidiary label "APT." The group was named the #1 R&B and the #1 Pop artists of the year and adorned the cover of Cashbox Magazine receiving their gold record.
Vito and his group toured throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico in the late fifties and early sixties along with the early legends of their time until the U.S. Army and The Beatles changed the direction of their lives and careers.
Ten years later a nostalgic atmosphere gripped the country and there was a second coming for Doo-Wop sounds such as Vito and The Elegants had contributed in the fifties. A true Legend..
Ladies and Gentlemen the East Coast Music Hall of Fame is proud to present Mr. Vito Picone.