Still featuring their original lead singer, Tony Micale, The Reflections became most well-known for their blockbuster 1964 hit, "Just Like Romeo & Juliet." Starting out as The Parisians, these high school friends passed the time singing in the halls of school and on street corners around Detroit.
In 1964, “Just Like Romeo and Juliet” made history by elbowing its way to Billboard’s #1 R&B spot and #6 on the Pop charts in an era where the British invasion was dominating both the charts and the airwaves, leaving no room for American acts. They followed up “Just Like Romeo & Juliet” with several top 40 hits in quick succession; “Poor Man’s Son”, “Shabby Little Hut”, and “Like Columbus Did”. 1964 also brought appearances on American Bandstand, a national tour on the Dick Clark Caravan of Stars, and 10 days at the famed Apollo Theater in Harlem, making them one of the few white acts to perform there at the time.
The reason The Reflections have been able to stay so active throughout the decades is because of their tremendous vocal ability. Terry Stewart, President of the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, put it best when he said “These guys could sing the phone book and bring the house down”.
Today The Reflections are better than ever, performing their show entitled “The Best of Bandstand” which takes their audience on a nostalgic stroll down memory lane. The show features the hits that they sang on their numerous appearances on American Bandstand, as well as the greatest hits of many of the other artists that appeared on the show over the years. In their 6th decade, The Reflections are still keeping busy performing around the country. They continue to do what they have always done best... Classic Doo-Wop and Rock & Roll from a gone, but not forgotten, era!