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The Vocaleers - 100% match to The Five Crowns

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s
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The original members of this vocal group from Harlem, New York, USA, were Joe Duncan (lead), Herman Curtis (first tenor), William Walker (second tenor), Melvin Walton (baritone) and Teddy Williams (bass). One of the pioneering groups of the R&B era, the Vocaleers’ great hit, ‘Is It A Dream?’ (number 4 R&B, 1953), became a part of the repertoires of a myri Read more

The Lamplighters - 93% match to The Five Crowns

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This vocal R&B outfit was formed in 1952 at Jordan High School in Los Angeles, California, USA, but was always too erratic and plagued with personal problems to be destined for success in the long haul. Leon Hughes, Matthew Nelson and Willie Ray Rockwell comprised the initial trio, who entered a talent show at Johnny Otis’ Barrell House but came second to singer Thurst Read more

The Du Droppers - 77% match to The Five Crowns

Genres: Easy Listening R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Although the Du Droppers formed in Harlem, New York, USA, in 1952, each member of the vocal quartet had already sung within their local gospel communities. Indeed, while doo-wop was primarily a young man’s concern, the Du Droppers - J.C. ‘Junior’ Caleb Ginyard (15 January 1910, St. Matthews, South Carolina, USA, d. 11 August 1978; lead), Harvey Ray (tenor/bari Read more

The Larks - 62% match to The Five Crowns

Genres: Doo Wop
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 2000s
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The Four Tunes - 60% match to The Five Crowns

Genres: Easy Listening Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1990s 2000s
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The Four Tunes, like many African-American groups of the 40s and early 50s, were a pop rather than a R&B ensemble. The group had its origin in the Brown Dots, and was formed by Ivory ‘Deek’ Watson (18 July 1909, Mounds, Illinois, USA, d. 4 November 1969, Washington, DC, USA) after he first fell out with the rest of the Ink Spots in November 1944. The other memb Read more

The Bell Notes - 59% match to The Five Crowns

Genres: Doo Wop Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Formed in East Meadow, New York, USA, in the late 50s, the Bell Notes were a one-hit rock group whose ‘I’ve Had It’ reached the Top 10 in early 1959. The group comprised vocalist and saxophonist Carl Bonura, vocalist and guitarist Ray Ceroni, bass player Lenny Giambalvo, pianist Pete Kane and drummer John Casey. The band was discovered by disc jockey Alan Frederi Read more

The Treniers - 55% match to The Five Crowns

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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The Swallows - 50% match to The Five Crowns

Genres: Doo Wop R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s
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The "5" Royales - 47% match to The Five Crowns

Genres: Doo Wop R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s
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The Collegians - 46% match to The Five Crowns

Genres: Doo Wop R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s
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The Ravens - 29% match to The Five Crowns

Genres: Doo Wop R&B / Soul
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The Spaniels - 24% match to The Five Crowns

Genres: Doo Wop Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This vocal ensemble was formed in 1952 in Gary, Indiana, USA. Universally recognized as one of the great R&B vocal harmony groups of the 50s, the Spaniels’ magnificent body of work was not truly reflected in their moderate chart success. The group originally comprised Roosevelt High students James ‘Pookie’ Hudson (Thornton James Hudson, 11 June 1934, Des M Read more

The Five Keys - 20% match to The Five Crowns

Genres: Doo Wop Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This US R&B vocal group helped shape the rhythm and blues revolution of the early 50s. The ensemble was formed as the Sentimental Four in Newport News, Virginia, USA, in 1945, and originally comprised two sets of brothers - Rudy West (25 July 1932, Newport News, Virginia, USA, d. 14 May 1998, USA; first tenor) and Bernie West (b. 4 February 1930, Newport News, Virginia, Read more

The Moonglows - 17% match to The Five Crowns

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 Clovers - 16% match to The Five Crowns

Genres: Doo Wop Easy Listening Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This US R&B vocal ensemble formed in Washington, DC, in 1946, and built a career recording smooth ballads and bluesy jumps for New York independent Atlantic Records, in the process becoming one of the most popular vocal groups of the 50s. By the time the group first recorded for Rainbow Records in early 1950, the Clovers comprised John ‘Buddy’ Bailey (1930, Was Read more


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