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PHILLY SOUND is dedicated to the
music that came out of Philadelphia during the 50’s
and 60’s. The website is presented by JOHN
MADARA, whose immense contribution to this unique
sound is well chronicled in the songs he wrote and produced
himself and with partner, Dave White, during that highly
creative period in rock and roll history -- such timeless
classics as "At The Hop," "Rock and Roll Is
Here To Stay," "The Fly,""You Don't Own
Me" and "1-2-3." These and countless
other hit records by John Madara and Madara & White helped
to make up "The Sound of Philadelphia." In October of 2013, Madara & White were inducted into the Walk of Fame by the Philadelphia Music Alliance.
Please visit our shop and check out our full
catalog of CDs that we are offering in both INDIVIDUAL ARTIST CDS and COMPILATION CDS. Through THAT PHILLY SOUND, you can purchase rare, hard-to-find songs, never-before-heard songs and your favorite Philadelphia classics, together for the first time on CDs made exclusively for THAT PHILLY SOUND. Make these CDs a part of your collection and experience the unique sound of Philadelphia. You can also shop for unique merchandise and gifts for yourself and that special person in your life.
PHILLY SOUND chronicles
the history of the artists that John Madara worked with,
as he shares his personal thoughts and memories of
them with you. Also offered on this site is the opportunity
to sample classic songs and rare recordings of these unique
artists, some never before heard until now.
the beginning, there were no rules. Just a sound. And
for those who heard that sound, the possibilities were endless.
This was the beginning of an era. No one knew that this
extraordinary sound would serve as a voice to millions of
kids everywhere. It would define who they were and where
they were going. It was the beginning of an era when kids
would find their purpose and expose themselves to thoughts
and actions that were unpopular with the generation that
There were many that said Rock 'n Roll
was a fad and would never amount to anything. Danny and
The Juniors said it best with their hit song, “Rock and
Roll is Here to Stay…It Will Never Die.” It
was a profound statement and a true looking glass into
the future of music. It is with this in mind that John
dedicates this site to THAT PHILLY SOUND,
a sound that helped define Rock 'n Roll.