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Little Joe & The Thrillers - 78% match to The Magnificents

Genres: Doo Wop
Decades Active: 1980s
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This R&B vocal group came from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. The group was formed in 1956 by Joe Cook (29 December 1922, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA), who had made his first record in 1949 as lead of a gospel group, the Joe Cook Quartet. While recording as a member of a later gospel group, the Evening Star Quartet, Cook formed the Thrillers, which besides Cook com Read more

Shirley Gunter & The Queens - 71% match to The Magnificents

Genres: R&B / Soul
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The Desires - 71% match to The Magnificents

Genres: R&B / Soul
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The Four Tunes - 69% match to The Magnificents

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 Rivileers - 67% match to The Magnificents

Genres: R&B / Soul
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The Vocaleers - 64% match to The Magnificents

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 Rainbows - 53% match to The Magnificents

Genres: Doo Wop
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The Collegians - 48% match to The Magnificents

Genres: Doo Wop R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s
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The Genies - 45% match to The Magnificents

Genres: Doo Wop Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s
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The Paradons - 45% match to The Magnificents

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 Excellents - 44% match to The Magnificents

Genres: Doo Wop
Decades Active: 1960s
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Formed originally as the Premiers in 1960 in New York, USA, the Excellents consisted of John Kuse (lead), Joel Feldman (baritone), Denis Kestenbaum (falsetto), George Kuse (first tenor), Phil Sanchez (second tenor) and Chuck Epstein (bass). They signed to Mermaid Records, where their revision of Al Jolson’s ‘When The Red, Red Robin, Comes Bob-Bob-Bobbin’ Along Read more

The Schoolboys - 42% match to The Magnificents

Genres: Doo Wop
Decades Active: 1950s 1990s
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An R&B vocal group from Harlem, New York City, New York, USA. With a remarkable series of pleading ballads in 1957, the Schoolboys typified the east coast pre-teen soprano sound, but like most such groups their career was short-lived. The group members were Leslie Martin (lead), Roger Hayes (tenor), James McKay (baritone) and Renaldo Gamble (bass), and their entry into the Read more

The Halos - 40% match to The Magnificents

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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The Monarchs - 40% match to The Magnificents

Genres: R&B / Soul
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The Devotions - 37% match to The Magnificents

Genres: Doo Wop R&B / Soul
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Formed in 1960 in Astoria, New York, USA, the Devotions were a doo-wop group best known for their 1964 novelty recording ‘Rip Van Winkle’. The group included Ray Sanchez, who sang bass-lead, Bob Weisbrod, Bob Hovorka and brothers Frank and Joe Pardo. With their manager, the group auditioned in 1960 for a small record label, Delta, whose owner, Bernie Zimming, was not Read more


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