Alex comes from the Park Slope / Red Hook sections of Brooklyn, home of The Classics and Jimmy Gallagher original lead singer of The Passions and others.
Alex started singing in 1960 on the street corners of Brooklyn hamonizing with friends like Rudy and The Tradewinds - "Careless Love" (Angle Tone Records) 1962 and Reggie and The Remarkables - "The Year That Gave Me You" (Musicor Records) 1962.
Another friend was John Zervos original member of
Pepe and The Astros - "Judy My Love" (Swami Records)
1961. Late 60's Alex, John & His Brother Mike use to hang
out with the LeBron Bros, They were a Hot Latin Band at that time.
There was plenty of talent on the streets where Alex
grew up. Just up the street (St John's place) from him was another hit making group, The Cashmeres - "Satisfied" - Part 1 and Part 2 (Lake Records) 1960.