Georgie Porgie & the Crybabies rimusic
Georgie Porgie & the Crybabies – 2015
The band George Leonard formed with his sisters became a fixture on the thriving 1960s discotheque scene in Manhattan which led to two national releases for Jubilee Records.
George Leonard, of Pawtucket, entered the Rock ’n’ Roll history books before he cut his first record. When his family moved to nearby Attleboro, Massachusetts in 1964, he was tossed out of school for his Beatle-length haircut. He filed – and eventually won – a lawsuit which became a national cause-celebre.
Capitalizing on the publicity, the band he’d formed with his sisters became a fixture on the thriving discotheque scene in Manhattan and led to two national releases for Jubilee Records. He went on to record with poet Edmund Skellings for the National Endowment for the Arts and bassist Jaco Pastorius; composed and produced the controversial rock opera “Bozo;” and, under his alter-ego “Commander Video,” became a cable TV pioneer on the New York underground scene of the 1970s.