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The Paradons - 100% match to Sonny Knight

Genres: Doo Wop
Decades Active: 1990s
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Formed at the end of the 50s in Bakersfield, California, USA, the Paradons were a vocal group which scored one US Top 20 hit in 1960 and was never heard from again. The group comprised lead singer West Tyler plus Billy Myers, William Powers and Chuck Weldon, all students at the same high school. They were discovered by Werly Fairburn and Madelon Baker, who were setting up a rec Read more

The Teen Queens - 96% match to Sonny Knight

Genres: Doo Wop R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This R&B duo of Betty (1939, USA, d. 1971) and Rosie Collins (b. 1941, USA, d. 1968) came from Los Angeles, California, USA. Their entry into the recording business and signing to RPM Records in 1955 was facilitated by their older brother, Aaron Collins of the Jacks/ Cadets, who recorded for the same company. The youthful amateurishness of the singing on their one hit, & Read more

Johnnie & Joe - 90% match to Sonny Knight

Genres: Doo Wop R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 2000s
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This US R&B duo featured Johnnie Louise Richardson (d. 25 October 1988) and Joe Rivers (Charleston, South Carolina, USA). Emerging from the Bronx, New York, USA, they were famed for their sublime doo-wop-flavoured ballads, notably ‘Over The Mountain, Across The Sea’ (number 3 R&B/number 8 pop, 1957), one of the most memorable and enduring early rock ‘n Read more

The Medallions - 84% match to Sonny Knight

Genres: Doo Wop R&B / Soul
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Jesse Belvin - 69% match to Sonny Knight

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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15 December 1932, San Antonio, Texas, USA, d. 6 February 1960, Fairhope, Arkansas, USA. Raised in Los Angeles, Belvin became a part of the city’s flourishing R&B scene while in his teens. As a member of vocal quartet Three Dots And A Dash he was featured on ‘All The Wine Is Gone’, a 1950 single by jazz saxophonist Big Jay McNeely. Belvin also recorded with Read more

Shep & The Limelites - 44% match to Sonny Knight

Genres: Doo Wop R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1990s 2000s
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R&B vocal group hailing from New York City, USA. James Sheppard (c.1936, Queens, New York City, New York, USA, d. 24 January 1970, Long Island, New York, USA) was lead and songwriter successively for two R&B groups, the Heartbeats and Shep And The Limelites. He created the first ‘song cycle’ (i.e., a string of songs constituting a musical and literary unit) Read more

The Dreamlovers - 44% match to Sonny Knight

Genres: Doo Wop
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1990s 2000s
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Formed as the Romances in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, in 1956, the Dreamlovers notched up two claims to fame: their own US Top 10 doo-wop ballad, 1961’s ‘When We Get Married’, and their role as Chubby Checker’s back-up group on his top-selling dance hit ‘The Twist’. The quintet initially comprised lead vocalist William Johnson, tenor Tommy Ric Read more

The Jive Five - 43% match to Sonny Knight

Genres: Doo Wop R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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From Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA, the Jive Five were one of the last doo-wop groups to have a national hit and one of the few to make a successful transition to the soul era. The group members were Eugene Pitt (6 November 1937; lead), Jerome Hanna (first tenor), Richard Harris (second tenor), Billy Prophet (baritone) and Norman Johnson (d. 1970; bass). Their bigge Read more

Don & Juan - 40% match to Sonny Knight

Genres: Doo Wop Pop / Rock R&B / Soul World Music
Decades Active: 1950s 1990s
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Don And Juan were a US R&B vocal duo who recorded one Top 10 ballad that has since become a doo-wop classic: ‘What’s Your Name’ (1962). Don (Roland Trone) and Juan (b. Claude Johnson) were members of a vocal quartet called the Genies in Brooklyn, New York, USA. In 1959 the Genies released the up-tempo single ‘Who’s That Knockin’’, which Read more

The Jaguars - 40% match to Sonny Knight

Genres: Doo Wop
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The Moonglows - 33% match to Sonny Knight

Genres: Doo Wop Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This R&B vocal group was formed in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, in 1952. If there were any group that best signalled the birth of rock ‘n’ roll - by which R&B emerged out of its black subculture into mainstream teen culture - it was the Moonglows. The group’s career paralleled that of their mentor, legendary disc jockey Alan Freed, who during his rise in rock &# Read more

The Penguins - 31% match to Sonny Knight

Genres: Doo Wop Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1954 in Fremont High School, Los Angeles, California, USA, the Penguins were one of the most important R&B vocal groups from the west coast in the early 50s. Their hit ballad ‘Earth Angel’ remains one of the most fondly recalled ‘doo-wop’ recordings. The group comprised lead vocalist Cleveland ‘Cleve’ Duncan (23 July 1935, Los Ange Read more

The Larks - 27% match to Sonny Knight

Genres: Doo Wop
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 2000s
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The Skyliners - 27% match to Sonny Knight

Genres: Doo Wop Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s
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This white vocal doo-wop quintet comprised members drawn from two Pittsburgh, USA-based groups. Jimmy Beaumont (lead vocals), Wally Lester (tenor) and Jackie Taylor (bass) had sung with the Crescents, while Janet Vogel (10 June 1941, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 21 February 1980, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA) and Joe VerScharen (b. 30 August 1940, Pittsburgh, Pennsylva Read more

The Newbeats - 26% match to Sonny Knight

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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This distinctive pop trio featured falsetto Larry Henley (30 June 1941, Arp, Texas, USA) with brothers Marcus ‘Marc’ Mathis (b. 9 February 1942; bass) and Lewis ‘Dean’ Mathis (b. 17 March 1939, Hahira, Georgia, USA). Dean had joined Paul Howard’s Western Swing Band in 1956 as a pianist and later moved to Dale Hopkin’s Band, with Marc joining sho Read more


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