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80s Music

One-Hit Wonders: Bobby McFerrin

Introduction Bobby McFerrin is an American singer known for his late 80s music era hit, the very catchy “Don’t Worry,…

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60s Music

Bob B. Soxx and the Blue Jeans

Introduction to Bob B. Soxx & the Blue Jeans Bob B. Soxx & the Blue Jeans were an American early…

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The Four Freshmen

Introduction for The Four Freshmen The Four Freshmen are an American jazz vocal group which have had a long and…

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The Four Coins

Introduction The Four Coins were a doo-wop vocal group, popular in the 50s music era. The four-piece band consisted of…

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The Four Esquires

Introduction to The Four Esquires The Four Esquires had managed to chart three times throughout their short career, despite stiff…

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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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Dion and the Belmonts

  Introduction to Dion and the Belmonts Dion and The Belmonts joined forces to be one of the leading American…

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Introduction to The Classics

Introduction The Classics are an all-white doo-wop vocal group hailing from Brooklyn, New York, and were led by Emil Stucchio…

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The History of R&B Legends The Clovers

Introduction The Clovers were one of the biggest-selling acts of the 1950s, having scored numerous high-charting R&B singles, and a…

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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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One-Hit Wonders the De John Sisters

Introduction to The De John Sisters The De John Sisters were a 1950s vocal duo, consisting of Julie and Dux…

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The Four Lads and Their Numerous Hits in the 1950s

Introduction to The Four Lads One of the notable Canadian groups who made waves during the 50s music scene in…

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The Four Voices — A “One-Hit Wonder” of the 1950s

Introduction to The Four Voices were an R&B vocal group consisting  of Allan Chase, Sal Mayo, Bill McBride and Frank…

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The Four Preps

Introduction to The Four Preps The Four Preps are an American pop vocal group hailing from Los Angeles, California, where…

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The Bachelors and Their Music

  Introduction to The Bachelors The Bachelors were a three man trio from Dublin, Ireland who had several hit songs…

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The Life and Music of The Arbors

Introduction to The Arbors The Arbors were a mid-60’s music era singing quartet made up of two sets of brothers,…

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70s Music

The Detroit Emeralds – “Feel the Need in Me”

Introduction The Detroit Emeralds were an American R&B vocal group, who had undergone several lineup changes. Their first real hit…

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60s Music

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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70s Music

Introduction to the Whispers

Starting on R&B and soul R&B/soul/dance vocal group The Whispers formed in Watts, a neighborhood in Los Angeles, California in…

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Introduction to the Ames Brothers — 1950s Hitmakers

    Short career summary on the Ames Brothers The Ames Brothers are one of the most commercially successful artists…

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The Dream Weavers – “It’s Almost Tomorrow”

Introduction to the Dream Weavers The Dream Weavers were a vocal pop group formed in Miami, Florida. They released a…

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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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The Hilltoppers – “Trying” and “Marianne”

Introduction to the Hilltoppers The Hilltoppers were an American traditional pop vocal group who had scored a lot of hits…

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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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70s Music

Introduction to Love Unlimited

Who was Love Unlimited? Love Unlimited was an R&B vocal group formed by Barry White. The all-girl trio (which comprised…

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60s Music

The Crew-Cuts and Their Cover Hits

  Short career summary The Crew-Cuts were an early 50s to early 60s Canadian pop vocal group, who also enjoyed…

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The Music and Harmonies of the 5th Dimension

  Introduction of the 5th Dimension The 5th Dimension are an American vocal group, formed in Los Angeles, California in…

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Danny and the Juniors – “At the Hop”

Short introduction to Danny and the Juniors Danny & the Juniors were an American group best known for their 1957…

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History of the Spinners

Formation and early career The Spinners were formed in Michigan, in 1957. Five friends — Billy Henderson, Henry Fambrough, Pervis…

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70s Music

Brotherhood of Man – UK Star Popsters in the 1970s

The Brotherhood Of Man are a British pop group formed 1969 by songwriter and producer Tony Hiller. Their first single…

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Johnnie and Joe – “Over the Mountain, Across the Sea”

A short introduction to Johnnie and Joe Johnnie and Joe were a duo particularly active in the 1950s. They consisted…

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The Jelly Beans – “I Wanna Love Him So Bad”

Who are the Jelly Beans? The Jelly Beans are one of those bands who were fleetingly active, in this case,…

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History of the Chordettes

Who are the Chordettes? Forever to be remembered for their hit song “Mr. Sandman,” The Chordettes are considered one of…

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60s Music

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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The Friends of Distinction – “Grazing in the Grass”

Introduction to the Friends of Distinction The Friends of Distinction were an R&B vocal group whose original and classic lineup…

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70s Music

The Floaters and Their Classic Hit “Float On”

Introduction The Floaters were a short-lived R&B vocal group in the 1970s who achieved fleeting fame via their #2 Billboard…

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70s Music

Introduction to Gladys Knight and the Pips

Introduction Gladys Knight & The Pips were a family R&B/soul vocal group. Together with Knight are her cousins who served…

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60s Music

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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60s Music

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 1950s Hitmakers, The Four Aces

Short summary on The Four Aces   The Four Aces are an American traditional pop group, first formed in Pennsylvania…

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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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60s Music

Who are the Cheers?

Introduction to the Cheers The Cheers were a short-lived American rock and roll vocal combo, one of the white rock…

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60s Music

History of the Temptations

One of the most important acts to come out of the 20th century is the R&B/soul vocal group the Temptations.…

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60s Music

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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70s Music

Introduction to Mac and Katie Kissoon

Who are Mac and Katie Kissoon? The brother-and-sister vocal pop/rock duo, Mac and Katie Kissoon were both born in Port…

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60s Music

Introduction to the Cascades

Who are the Cascades? Primarily known for their 1963 hit song “Rhythm of the Rain,” the Cascades have still been…

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The Castells – “Sacred”

Introduction to the Castells The Castells were a vocal quartet who scored a few hits in the early 1960s, including…

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