The Moonstrucks

May 26, 2019


The Moonstrucks were fondly styled as the original Pinoy “Campus Darlings” from Manila, Philippines. The lineup variedly consisted of Alfredo Lozano Jr – founder, lead guitar (’62-’69), Rene “Toto” Ealdama – lead vocal (’64 up to now), Danny Subido – (’62-’68), Eddie Nicolas – vocal, drummer (’63-’67), Cesar “Boyet” Manahan – rhythm guitar (‘63-’74), Bert Buencamino – bass guitar (’63-’70), Isagani “Sonny” Calagian – vocal, bass guitar (‘71-‘78), Ador Toleros – lead guitar, and Bobby Sabater – drummer. Danny Subido composed “If That’s True” which became a top hit for them in 1965. They also produced an instrumental hit of the soundtrack from the popular 1960 local (Sampaguita Films) movie, “Love At First Sight.” Today, Toto Ealdama has continued to lead and front the band, playing classic rocks in authentic 60s style to an enthusiastic live audience. In 2016, Bandcamp released a digital album of a collection of the greatest original and cover version of songs by The Moonstrucks.