And when we meet, it's a good vibration
Whatever that means, it brings back a rush of memories of the fall of 1973: pep rallies at Washington Junior High; accidentally touching my friend Dan's hand in science class; reading Greek mythology and Tintin comics; watching Chuck Acri's Creature Feature with my brother in our attic bedroom
was the standout star, the source of many semi-nude pinups and many misty-eyed dreams for the heterosexual girls and gay boys at Washington Junior High.
A series of disastrous business decisions -- and the rise of disco -- and maybe Tony's refusal to embark on a solo career -- led to the DeFranco crash. By 1975, they were working Vegas, and in 1978 they disbanded, taking jobs behind the scenes in the music industry.
Today Tony works as a real estate agent in Westlake Village, a ritzy suburb of L.A. He still performs occasionally, for fans who have fond memories of being in junior high in 1973.