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The Chanters - 100% match to The Majors

Genres: Doo Wop
Decades Active: 1950s 1990s
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An R&B vocal group from the Queens Borough of New York City, New York, USA, the Chanters, formed in 1957, were one of the best of the many groups who patterned their pre-teen lead sound after Frankie Lymon And The Teenagers. The members were Larry Pendergrass (lead), Fred Paige (tenor), Bud Johnson, Jnr. (tenor), Elliot Green (baritone) and Bobby Thompson (bass). Johnson Read more

The Marvelows - 81% match to The Majors

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1990s
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Formed in Chicago Heights, Illinois, USA, in 1959, Melvin Mason (lead), Willie ‘Sonny’ Stevenson (tenor), Frank Paden (bass) and Johnny Paden (tenor) were originally known as the Mystics. They became the Marvelows in 1964, following the addition of tenor Jesse Smith (1942, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 4 September 2007, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA). The group was then Read more

The Dreamlovers - 78% match to The Majors

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 Jarmels - 75% match to The Majors

Genres: Doo Wop Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s
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Formed in Richmond, Virginia, USA, by Nathaniel Ruff (1939), Ray Smith (b. 1941), Paul Burnett (b. 1942), Earl Christian (b. 1940) and Tom Eldridge (b. 1941). They scored a major chart entry in 1961 with ‘A Little Bit Of Soap’, a song that retained an enduring appeal when composer Bert Berns recorded further versions with the Exciters and deep soul singer Garnet Mi Read more

The Paradons - 75% match to The Majors

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 Bopchords - 74% match to The Majors

Genres: Doo Wop
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The Excellents - 73% match to The Majors

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 Channels - 71% match to The Majors

Genres: Doo Wop
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The Nutmegs - 71% match to The Majors

Genres: Doo Wop R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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The Nutmegs comprised lead Leroy Griffin, first tenor James ‘Sonny’ Griffin, second tenor James Tyson, baritone Billy Emery and bass Leroy McNeil. The group was formed in New Haven, Connecticut, USA, in 1954. The Nutmegs are famed for just two records, ‘Story Untold’ (number 2 R&B) and the follow-up, ‘Ship Of Love’ (number 13 R&B), both fro Read more

Little Joe & The Thrillers - 70% match to The Majors

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

The Safaris - 68% match to The Majors

Genres: R&B / Soul
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The Genies - 66% match to The Majors

Genres: Doo Wop Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s
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Shirley Gunter & The Queens - 65% match to The Majors

Genres: R&B / Soul
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The Rainbows - 65% match to The Majors

Genres: Doo Wop
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The Solitaires - 65% match to The Majors

Genres: Doo Wop Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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From Harlem, New York, USA, the Solitaires, like no other vocal group of the 50s, sang lushly harmonized doo-wop with a dreamy romantic feeling, and rank as one of the great groups of the 50s. Formed in 1953, the group originally comprised veterans of the doo-wop scene and consisted of lead Herman Curtis (ex-Vocaleers), tenor Buzzy Willis and bass Pat Gaston (both ex-Crows), te Read more


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