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Danny & The Juniors were a Philadelphia based quartet comprising Danny Rapp, Dave White, Frank Maffei and Joe Terranova. They are most widely recognized for their hit single "At the Hop", which was released in 1957. They are sometimes erroneously stated as being an Italian-American band. However, lead singer Danny Rapp was of Irish extraction.
Initially formed in Philadelphia in 1955 as "The Juvenairs", they signed with local record label Singulair. Artie Singer of Singulair, along with a local disc jockey named Larry Brown, changed the name of the group to "Danny & The Juniors".
Dave White co-wrote a song for the group, "Do the Bop", to accompany a new dance called The Bop that was popular on Dick Clark's TV show, American Bandstand. The song came to the attention of Clark, who suggested that they rename it "At the Hop". The song was not initially a success, but after being played on American Bandstand, it was picked up by ABC-Paramount Records, and stayed at the top of the U.S. charts for seven weeks. It went on to sell over two million copies worldwide. The song was followed in 1958 by the similar sounding "Rock 'n' Roll Is Here To Stay", which also made it into the Top 20.