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Was there more than one singer named Mickey Denton in the 60's? I was looking at a photo of the line up of the Fraternity group, The Casinos, and noticed the name. Some internet research led me to think that they could be one and the same, but none of the articles about the Impact/Amy artist mention the Casinos, but the articles about the Casinos say that their Mickey Denton sang on numerous tracks ( as well as playing instruments)

Just based on the photos they could be the same, they're both dark haired with the same shaped face, but I'm not convinced?

I did read that there's a character in a story by the same name and this character is a singer with some problems, saved by a manager, or something?

any help or opinions?

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Mickey Denton was appearing around Detroit a fair amount throughout the '60s. He recorded for Twirl (leased to Big Top Records), Amy, World Artists, Impact Records for Harry Balk. He had been discovered by Balk in 1960, and stayed with him through his time into the '70s, with Motown Records. He was a songwriter in Balk's and Micahnik's Vicki Music in the early and mid '60s and Balk's Gomba Music in the late '60s. He came to Motown with Balk (and recorded for Inferno, Rare Earth and Motown Records, and stayed there into the '70s. I'd be surprised if he had time to tour with The Casinos. Driving to Cincinnati from Detroit to record now and then would certainly be possible. Still, I'd be surprised to find out that Detroit's Mickey Denton was a member of The Casinos during their and his heydays. The Twirl Records' website has this discography which makes no mention of Fraternity Records and The Casinos:

Mickey Denton Label Discography

As “Mickey Denton”:

Bigtop #45-3078 - Steady Kind / Now You Can't Give Them Away — 1961

Bigtop #45-3094 - Nature Boy / Ain't Nobody - 1961

Bigtop #45-3114 - Tell Her / How Mighty Hath Fallen - 1962

Bigtop #45-3142 - Dance With Me Mary / The Other Side Of Betty - 1963

Amy #902 - Now I'm Mr. Blue / Top Ten - 1964

World Artists #1043 - Don't Throw My Toys Away / One More Time - 1965

Impact #1002 — Mi Amore / Ain’t Love Grand — 1966

Impact #1011 — King Lonely The Blue / Heartache Is My Name — 1966

As “Patti & Mickey”:

Impact #1027 — My Guy My Girl / You Can’t Buy Back Yesterday — 1967

As “Michael Denton”:

Rare Earth #5015 - Just Another Morning / Arma' Geden — 1970

As “New York Express featuring Mickey Denton”:

Cherie #7-99976 — “Show Me Your Good Side” / Same — 1982

Cherie #7-99995 — “Hot On The Clue” / “A-Bomb Calling” — 1982

Edited by RobbK

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