Category Band

Green Green The Four Preps

Green Green The Four Preps

Green Green The Four Preps

Why I name this blog Green Green The Four Preps, because “Green Green” is one of they hit songs, and another reason is, it’s my favorite color.

The Four Preps are an American popular music male quartet. In the 1950’s1960’s, and 1970’s, the group amassed eight gold singles as well as three gold albums. Its million-selling signature tunes consisted of 26 Miles (Santa Catalina), Big Man, Lazy Summer Night, and also Down by the Station.

The Four Preps

Origin

Los Angeles, California, USA

Genres

Pop

Years Active

1956 Present.

Labels

Capitol Records.

Members

Bruce Belland.
Bob Duncan.
Michael Redman.
Jim Armstrong.

Past Members

Ed Cobb.
Marv Ingram.
Glen Larson.
Don Clarke.
David Somervil...

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Gee The Crows

Gee The Crows

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Gee The Crows

The Crows were an American R&B singing group that accomplished commercial success in the 1950s. The group‘s first single and only major hit, Gee, released in June 1953, has actually been credited with being the first rock n roll hit by a rock and roll group. It peaked at position # 14 as well as # 2respectively, on the Billboard magazine pop and also rhythm-and-blues charts in 1954.

The Crows



Background Information



Origin
Harlem, New York, USA

Genres
Rhythm and Blues, doo wop

Years Active
1951 1955.

Labels
Rama.

Past Members
Daniel So...

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The Platters Part Two

The Platters Part Two

The Platters Part Two

By popular demand, it’s The Platters Part Two. I wanted to do this blog next year (in 1956), but I have been ask to bring it out now, so here it is. Seriously, I like to my. blogs on groups and not just just singers. Since this year of 1955, I don’t have anyone that I like born, so why not have have something different, than just move on to the next year. That’s why I’m doing bands that I may have overlooked, and given a chance now.

Changing The Line-Up

The line-up in 1952 consisted of lead vocalist Cornell Gunter, Herb Reed, Alex Hodge, Joe Jefferson, and David Lynch. Before long, Gunter was replaced by tenor Tony Williams.

The band‘s second manager Ram chose to build the group around Williams‘s distinctive as wel...

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Earth Angel The Penguins

Earth Angel The Penguins

Earth Angel The Penguins

Shall I call the commissioner that there evil doers on the rampage ??? No, my mistake; It’s The Heavenly Earth Angel The Penguins.

The Penguins


The Penguins were an American doo-wop group of the 1950s and the early 1960s, best remembered for their only Top 40 hit, Earth Angel, which was among the first rhythm and blues hits to cross over to the pop charts. The song peaked at # 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, yet had a three-week run at # 1 on the R&B chartlater on was used in the Back to the Future movies. The group‘s tenor was Cleveland Duncan.
The Penguins

Origin

Los Angeles, California, USA

Genres

Doo wop, rhythm and blues

Years Active

1953 2012.

Labels

Dootone, Mercury, Atlantic

Past Members

C...

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The Clovers Part Two

The Clovers Part Two

The Clovers Part Two

For those of you that enjoyed Part One, here’s The Clovers Part Two, and for those, that haven’t read the first Part, please read it and come back, because you don’t want to miss out.

From 1961 To Present 

In 1961 their United Artists contract expired and they moved to Winley Records. The label had begun in 1956 by Paul Winley, brother of The Clovers bass Harold Winley. Paul Winley had actually written songs for the group (prior to their move to his label), Big Joe Turner as well as Ruth Brown. Winley Records had also released songs including the former Clovers singer Charlie White, Nobody‘s Fault But Mine/ Dearest To Me (1958). However, their sojourn on Winley Records really didn’tprove successful,

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The Clovers Part One

The Clovers Part One

The Clovers Part One

I know that I should have done The Clovers Part One earlier, when you were eager to read it then, but I’m doing it now, so you can hear the album now, as you read.

The Clovers are an American rhythm and blues/doo-wop singing group that turned into one of the biggest selling acts of the 1950s. They had a top 30 US hit in 1959 with the Leiber as well as Stoller song Love Potion No. 9.

The Clovers

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The Clovers Part One

Background Information



Origin

Washington, D.C., USA

Genres
R&B, rock and roll, doo wop

Years Active

1946 Present

Labels

Atlantic, United Artists.

Members

Harold Winley.
King Raymond Green
Franklen Poole.
Carlos Wilson.
Tyrone Burwell.

Past Members

John Buddy Bailey.
Harold Lucas.
Charlie White.
M...

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Whatever Happen To The Bobbettes?

Whatever Happen To The Bobbettes?

Whatever Happen To The Bobbettes?

You’re probably wondering why a Girl Group like The Bobbettes, that was the very first Girl Group, that was on the R&B, would be talked about more than a footnote on some article. I never heard anything about them on Black History Month (February), nor Women History Month (March). If it wasn’t for my love of Girl Groups, even I wouldn’t know about them. Nothing much is known about them, so I’m doing a second blog to let you know that I’ll be thinking of them a lot. This blog is named Whatever Happen To The Bobbettes?, and I’ll be typing about their deaths.

The first born was Laura Webb (1941–2001), so that’s who I’ll start her first...

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The Platters Part One

The Platters Part One

The Platters Part One

You may not know them now, but in the 1950’s they were the number one group, with over forty top hits, which even today’s top singers couldn’t compete with. The Platters Part One, is more of a dedication to their career than a biography, so I’m doing both.

The Platters


The Platters are an American singing group formed in 1952. They were one of the most successful singing groups of the early Rock’N’Roll age. Their distinctive sound was a bridge between the pre-rock Tin Pan Alley tradition and the expanding new genre. The act underwent a number of personnel changes, with among one of the most successful incarnations comprising lead tenor Tony Williams, David Lynch, Paul Robi, Herb Reed, as well as Zola Tay...

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Mr Lee The Bobbettes

Mr Lee The Bobbettes

Mr Lee The Bobbettes

I wasn’t going to pass up a Girl Group, and with the fact they started in 1955, which I’m going to full with this blog called Mr Lee The Bobbettes, I hope you like them. I got an album with all their recordings, so if you never heard of them, then by the time you read this blog, you will.

The group in 1957.
The Bobbettes were an American R&B girl group who had a 1957 top 10 hit song called Mr. Lee. The group originally existed from 1955 to 1974 and consisted of Jannie Pought (1945 1980), Emma Pought (birthed 1942), Reather Dixon (1945 2014), Laura Webb (19412001), as well as Helen Gathers (1942 2011).




The Bobbettes History



The group, which originally formed in East Harlem, New York, in 1955, was first referred to
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Standing On The Corner The Four Lads

Standing On The Corner The Four Lads

Standing On The Corner The Four Lads

My favorite song of theirs is in the title of this blog, Standing On The Corner The Four Lads. I hope you don’t have to stand for long, periods of  time to read it, I’m sure that theirs chairs somewhere for you to sit, and read it instead.

The Four Lads is a Canadian male singing quartet. In the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s, the band earned several gold singlesas well as albums. Its million-selling signature tunes include Moments to Remember, Standing on the Corner, No, Not Much, Who Needs You? and also Istanbul..

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Standing On The Corner The Four Lads

 

The band in 1969



Background Information


Origin

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Genres

Traditional pop

Years Active

1950 Present

L...

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