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The Hollywood Argyles

Introduction The Hollywood Argyles were a short-lived studio group assembled by producer/musician/songwriters Kim Fowley and Gary Paxton. They achieved popularity…

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Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers

  Introduction Frankie Lymon was an American singer who fronted the Harlem, New York City group The Teenagers, one of…

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The Doo-Wop Music of Billy and Lillie

Introduction to Billy & Lillie Billy and Lillie were a New York doo-wop/pop vocal duo who consisted of Billy Ford…

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The Five Satins, R&B Legends

Introduction The Five Satins are an R&B vocal group famous for their R&B hit in 1956 “In the Still Of…

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The Brief Career of One-Hit Wonders The Gadabouts

Introduction: The Gadabouts were a 1950s white doo-wop group who faded as quickly as they came. They came from Chicago,…

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Lee Andrews and the Hearts

Introduction to Lee Andrews (and the Hearts) Lee Andrews was born Arthur Lee Andrew Thompson in Goldsboro, NC, the son…

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The Cadillacs: One of the Pioneering Doo-Wop Groups

Introduction to The Cadillacs The Cadillacs were an American doo-wop/R&B/rock and roll group formed in Harlem, New York in 1953.…

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The Story and Music of The Earls

  Introduction to The Earls The Earls are an American white doo-wop vocal group formed in The Bronx, New York…

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The Short Music Career of The Echoes

Introduction to The Echoes The Echoes were a one-hit wonder American white doo-wop who had a sole hit in the…

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The Capris with “There’s a Moon Out Tonight”

  Introduction to The Capris The Capris were an Italian-Amerian doo-wop vocal group, formed in 1957 in Ozone Park, Queens…

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The Story and Music of The Exciters

  Introduction to The Exciters The Exciters were a 60s music era R&B/soul group consisting of three female members –…

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The Story and Music of The El Dorados

Introduction to The El Dorados The El Dorados are an R&B and doo-wop vocal group from Chicago, Illinois, active during…

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One-Hit Wonders the Jive Five

Introduction to The Jive Five The Jive Five is an American doo-wop/R&B/soul combo that has gone through lineup changes.  They…

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The Career and Music of The Hollywood Flames

Introduction to The Hollywood Flames were an American doo-wop/R&B vocal group formed in Los Angeles, California in 1949. The original…

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The Life and Music of The Four Knights

  Introduction to The Four Knights The Four Knights had a prolific two-decade career as one of the in-demand doo-wop…

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The Casinos and Their (Surprise) Doo-Wop Hit “Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye”

Introduction to the Casinos Even when the doo-wop era had long already faded during the 60s music scene, the nine-strong…

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One-Hit Wonders the Aquatones

Introduction to The Aquatones The Aquatones were a 50’s music era doo-wop group out of Valley Stream, New York.  They…

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The Story and Music of Little Willie John

  Introduction to Little Willie John William Edward John (famous as “Little Willie” because he was small and childlike, even…

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Little Joe and the Thrillers

Introduction to Little Joe and the Thrillers Little Joe and the Thrillers (sometimes called Little Joe Cook and the Thrillers)…

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One-hit Wonders Little Joey and the Flips

Introduction to Little Joey and the Flips Little Joey and the Flips were an interracial vocal group hailing from Philadelphia,…

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One Hit Wonders of the 60s

The 1960s is probably the most phenomenal decade when it comes to music — there’s the British Invasion, folk and…

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The Music of Hank Ballard and the Midnighters

Introduction to Hank Ballad and the Midnighters Hank Ballard and The Midnighters began in the early 1950’s as a doo…

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Biography of The Fireflies

Introduction to The Fireflies The Fireflies were a 50s music-era American doo-wop/R&B vocal group whose career lasted ten years (about…

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Introduction to the Bar-Kays

Introduction To The Bar-Kays The Bar-Kays are a 1967 formed soul, R&B and funk group that went through a major…

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The Fiestas – “So Fine”

A short introduction to the Fiestas The Fiestas hailed from Newark, New Jersey and formed in 1958. New York-based Old…

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Ben E. King – his story and music

Introduction Ben E. King was one of the singers of the R&B/doo-wop vocal combo The Drifters before launching his solo…

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History of the Isley Brothers

Introduction The Isley Brothers was formed in 1954, originally as a vocal trio consisting of brothers O’Kelly Jr., Rudolph and…

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History of the Impressions

Introduction to the group The Impressions are an R&B/doo-wop/soul band formed in Chicago, Illinois. Formed in 1958, the band’s original…

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The Contours – “Do You Love Me”

Introduction to the Contours The Contours were an R&B group, one of the first acts the Berry Gordy’s fledgling label…

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The Impalas of “Sorry (I Ran All the Way Home)” Fame

Introduction to the Impalas The Impalas were an American doo-wop vocal group in the late 1950s, one of the few…

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The Cleftones – “Heart and Soul”

Introduction to the Cleftones American R&B and doo-wop group the Cleftones were known for their 1961 hit “Heart and Soul.”…

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Introduction to the Fleetwoods

The Fleetwoods’ career at a glance The Fleetwoods were a doo-wop/pop vocal group who achieved some measure of success as…

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The Chimes – “Once in a While”

Who are the Chimes? The Chimes were a 1950s-1960s New York all-white doo-wop group hailing from Brooklyn. They were formed…

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The Cadets – “Stranded in the Jungle”

Introduction to the Cadets The Cadets are a doo-wop group, formed in Los Angeles in the late 1940s.They started as…

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Introduction to the Duprees

Who are the Duprees? The Duprees are an Italian-American doo-wop vocal group best known for their hit cover version of…

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The Danleers – “One Summer Night”

Introduction to the Danleers The Danleers were an American R&B/doo-wop vocal group in the 1950s-1960s. The band’s single “One Summer…

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The Jaynetts – “Sally Go Round the Roses”

Introduction to the Jaynetts The Jaynetts are one of those one-hit wonder acts who surfaced in the 1960s. Songwriter-producer Zelma…

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The Coasters — R&B and Rock ‘n Roll Legends

Introduction The Coasters were an American doo-wop/R&B/rock and roll group first formed in Los Angeles, California in 1955. The Coasters’…

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The Edsels – “Rama Lama Ding Dong”

Introduction to the Edsels Known today primarily for their hit single “Rama Lama Ding Dong,” the Edsels were formed in…

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The G-Clefs – “Ka-Ding-Dong”

Introduction to the G-Clefs The G-Clefs are a doo-wop vocal group consisting initially of three brothers – Teddy Scott, Chris…

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The Chantels – “Maybe”

Introduction to the Chantels The Chantels, an all-girl African-American group, took part on the airwaves in the late 1950s, tackling…

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The Dreamlovers – “When We Get Married”

Short introduction to The Dreamlovers Philadelphia, Pennsylvania’s The Dreamlovers appeared on the music scene in the early 1960s with two…

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Introduction to the Charms

Getting to know the Charms The Charms (also known as Otis Williams and the Charms) were a 1950’s R&B and…

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Introduction to Joey Dee and the Starliters

Career summary The racially-integrated band Joey Dee and the Starliters experienced a few lineup changes but the most notable lineup…

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The Devotions – Third Time’s the Charm with “Rip Van Winkle”

Short career summation on the Devotions The Devotions are a doo-wop group known for their novelty song “Rip Van Winkle”…

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The Adlibs – “The Boy from New York City”

Short career summary of the Adlibs The Ad Libs were a black Doo-wop group from Bayonne, NJ. In late 1964…

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The Crests – “Sixteen Candles”

The Crests were an interracial R&B/doo-wop vocal group who achieved the peak of their career in the late 1950s until…

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Biography of Johnnie Taylor

Taylor’s early career and association with Sam Cooke Johnnie Taylor might well be known especially for oldies music fans as…

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The Story and Music of Curtis Lee

Introduction Curtis Lee is a singer-songwriter who was featured in two Phil Spector-produced tracks, “Pretty Little Angel Eyes” and “Under…

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