The Buckinghams

From Chicago, Illinois, USA.  Originally named The Falling Pebbles and The Pulsations.  Thanks to Carl Giammarese [Ref: September 2005] for helping to keep me straight with personnel changes and historical data.

The Buckinghams I (1965)
  • Carl Giammarese - guitar/vocals - b. August 21, 1947, Chicago, Illinois, USA - formerly with The Centuries.
  • Dennis Tufano - guitar/harmonica/vocals - b. September 11, 1946, Chicago, Illinois, USA - formerly with The Pulsations.
  • Curt Bachman - bass
  • Dennis Miccolis - keyboards - b. Chicago, Illinois, USA.
  • Jon-Jon Poulos - drums - b. March 31, 1947, Chicago, Illinois, USA; d. March 26, 1980 - formerly with The Pulsations.

The Buckinghams II (1965 - 1966)
  • Carl Giammarese - guitar/vocals
  • Dennis Tufano - guitar/harmonica/vocals
  • Nick Fortuna (aka Nick Fortune) - bass - b. Nicholas Fortuna, May 1, 1946, Chicago, Illinois, USA - formerly with The Centuries.
  • Dennis Miccolis - keyboards
  • Jon-Jon Poulos - drums
Album:
  1. "Kind Of A Drag" (1967) - Singles: "Kind Of A Drag"; "Summertime"
Early singles: "Sweets For My Sweet" (1965); "I'll Go Crazy" (1966); "I Call Your Name" (1966); "I've Been Wrong" (1966)
The Buckinghams III (1966 - 1969)
  • Carl Giammarese - guitar/vocals
  • Dennis Tufano - guitar/harmonica/vocals
  • Nick Fortuna - bass
  • Jon-Jon Poulos - drums
  • Marty Grebb - keyboards - b. September 2, 1946, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Albums:
  1. "Time & Charges" (1967) - Singles: "Don't You Care"; "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy"
  2. "Portraits" (1968) - Singles: "Susan"; "Hey Baby (They're Playing Our Song)"
  3. "Time & Charges / Portraits" (2-fer) (1999)
  4. "In One Ear and Gone Tomorrow" (1968)
Marty Grebb forms The Fabulous Rhinestones.

The Buckinghams IV (1969 - 1970)
  • Carl Giammarese - guitar/vocals
  • Dennis Tufano - guitar/harmonica/vocals
  • Curt Bachman - bass
  • Jon-Jon Poulos - drums
  • John Turner - keyboards
Group disbands.

Tufano and Giammarese (1971 - 1977)
  • Carl Giammarese - guitar/vocals
  • Dennis Tufano - guitar/harmonica/vocals
Albums:
  1. "Tufano and Giammarese" (1973) - Single: "Music Everywhere"
  2. "The Tufano and Giammarese Band" (1975) - Singles: "Time Change"; "Kind Of A Drag"; "Rise Up"
  3. "The Other Side" (1977)

The Buckinghams V (1980) (Reformed)
  • Carl Giammarese - guitar/vocals
  • Dennis Tufano - guitar/harmonica/vocals
  • Nick Fortuna - bass
  • Dennis Miccolis - keyboards

The Buckinghams VI (1980 - 1983)
  • Carl Giammarese - guitar/vocals
  • Dennis Tufano - guitar/harmonica/vocals
  • Nick Fortuna - bass
Dennis Tufano leaves to pursue a career in acting.

The Buckinghams VII (1983 - 1986)
  • Carl Giammarese - guitar/vocals
  • Nick Fortuna - bass
  • Dennis Miccolis - keyboards
  • John Cammelot - keyboards
  • Tom Scheckel - drums - b. November 19, 1954, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Album:
  1. "A Matter of Time" (1985)

The Buckinghams VIII (1986 - Present)
  • Carl Giammarese - guitar/vocals
  • Nick Fortuna - bass
  • Tom Scheckel - drums
  • Bob Abrams - guitar/vocals - b. February 24, 1955.
  • Bruce Soboroff - keyboards - b. August 31, 1952, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Albums:
  1. "Places In Five" (1997)
  2. "Terra Firma" (1998)
  3. "Live & Well" (2005)

Compilations:
  1. "Greatest Hits" (1969)
  2. "Made In Chicago" (1975)
  3. "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy: A Collection" (1991)

Carl Giammarese solo:
  1. "Trying Not To Fade" (2002)

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Last Revised:  September 23, 2005
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