These two groups, the Altones and the Beverly Hills Painters, are one in the same. Not much if anything has been written about them, and regretfully, Albert Mastry and Tony Mastry, who comprised the groups, have both passed away. They started as the Altones in about 1959, using the first part of their names AL and TONY-thus the Altones. Albert Mastry (1930-2002) played guitar and was heard on vocals. Tony Mastry (1920- 1997) was on guitar, bass, harmonica, and vocals. The rest of the group included Ray Sharkey on drums and Jack Freeman on keyboards. The group's manager was one Jack Gerard, a notable character in the payola scandal in the Los Angeles area. The Altones released two records. Make that 1 and 1/2 records. They had a release on Archer and they split billing on a sole release on Gardena. Apparently, they didn't copyright their name, and it was then taken by a black vocal group. The only other Altones I can find reference to is one associated with the CBC and a C+W program called Red River Jamboree.