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Crew Cuts, The

The song Sh-Boom was originally recorded early in 1954 by The Chords. But it was the version by Canadian group The Crew Cuts (released later the...

Danny & The Juniors

Danny and The Juniors (originally The Juvenairs) all attended John Bartram High School in Philadelphia and formed in 1955, practicing their harmonies in a...

Dells, The

The Dells have been around so long they make The Rolling Stones look like young whippersnappers. Starting out in Chicago as a Doo Wop group called The El Rays,...

Doo-wop

1955 saw the rise to prominence of several black vocal groups in the USA. Amongst them were; The Orioles (their 1948 hit It's Too Soon...

Dovells, The

The Dovells were an American vocal group, formed at Overbrook High School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1957, under the name The Brooktones. Their first single...

Five Satins, The

                     

Flamingos, The

Cousins Jacob 'Jake' Carey and Ezekial 'Zeke' Carey formed this doo-wop group in Chicago, Illinois, after meeting Paul Wilson and Johnny Carter at a...

Impalas, The

The Impalas formed in 1958 in Brooklyn, New York, with Tony Carlucci singing first tenor, Lenny Renda singing second tenor, and Richard Wagner singing baritone. They...

Lettermen, The

The Lettermen's first break came when they were spotted by comedian George Burns who took them on tour with him. Jack Benny then "stole"...

Marcels, The

Blue Moon was the only song by Richard Rodgers and Lorenzo Hart not to have been written for a musical. Originally composed as a ballad...

Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs

Maurice Williams was born in Lancaster, South Carolina at the beginning of World War II. He wrote Stay while he was performing in a band as The...

Moonglows, The

Originally formed in Louisville, Kentucky as The Crazy Sounds, the group moved to Cleveland where disc jockey Alan Freed renamed them The Moonglows (after his own...

Olympics, The

The Olympics began life in 1954 as The Challengers while still at high school in Compton, California. Their debut single, Western Movies (1958), reached #8 in the...

Reflections, The

Tony Micale Vocals Phil Castrodale Vocals Dan Bennie Vocals Ray Steinberg Vocals John Dean Vocals Frank Amodeo Vocals

Wanderers, The

  Another doo-wop group which was quite popular on the US East Coast but otherwise obscure, The Wanderers began as The Barons in 1952. Lead singer...

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Sunday Break, The

1 9 5 8 - 1 9 6 2 (UK) The brainchild of Howard Thomas, then Managing Director of ABC, The Sunday Break was the first 'pop' religious...

Golden Girls, The

1 9 8 5 - 1 9 9 2 (USA) 176 x 30 minute episodes 2 x 60 minute episodes The Golden Girls (sometimes nicknamed "Miami Nice") centred on...

What’s Good For The Goose (1969)

Norman Wisdom takes an unusually risqué approach to humour here as a meek bank manager who meets a swinging hippie girl and tries to adapt to her carefree...

Space Angel

1 9 6 2 260 x 4 minute episodes This black and white cartoon from Cambria Studios featured a technique called "Synchro-Vox" which involved camera movement...

Judge rules that ‘critical’ Casey Kasem needs medication

10 June 2014 A judge has ruled that Casey Kasem must be hydrated, fed and medicated while a court lawyer assesses his health. Kasem, the voice...

UK Decay

UK Decay were a gothic punk band from Luton, Bedfordshire, who had formerly been known as The Resistors. They released several independent singles and EP's - Black 45 (1980), For...

Johnny Ace

Born in Memphis on 9 June 1929, Johnny Ace (real name John Marshall Alexander Jr) returned from service in the US Navy during WWII...

Tony Sheridan

Despite a career that spanned almost 40 years, Tony Sheridan will forever be remembered as the man who first recorded professionally with The Beatles. "It's a...