Friday, September 28, 2012
The boys' father is one-time San Francisco pimp, Ron Newt Sr. In 1989, after he escaped from a state prison where he was serving time for a weapons conviction, Ron negotiated a record contract with MCA Records for his sons.
In 1990, the Newtrons released their self-titled debut album which failed to make the Billboard charts at all.
Sadly, during that same year, Ronnie was shot to death in a convenience store robbery in San Bernardino, California at the age of 16 after allegedly attempting to rob it as part of a gang initation.
Today, Bobby and Johnny continue to be active in the music business as singer-songwriters & producers. Johnny now goes under the name "J. Valentine" where he has an active solo career.
To see J. Valentine's official website, go to:
To follow J. Valentine on Twitter, go to:
To see the music video for "My Heart Beats For You," go to:
To see a fan-made video for "Similar Attraction," go to: