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The Coronets - 54% match to The Marathons

Genres: R&B / Soul
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This vocal group from Cleveland, Ohio, USA, comprised Charles Carruthers (lead), Lester Russaw (first tenor), Sam Griggs (second tenor), George Lewis (second tenor), William Griggs (bass) and Tony King (guitarist). The Coronets, like the Moonglows, tried to grab the brass ring of success, but unlike their more famous Cleveland counterparts never went beyond one-hit-wonderdom. T Read more

John Littlejohn - 37% match to The Marathons

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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John Wesley Funchess, 16 April 1931, Learned, Mississippi, USA, d. 1 February 1994, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Littlejohn taught himself to play guitar and was inspired by Henry Martin, a blues guitarist friend of his father. In 1946, he left home and was an itinerant worker before settling in Gary, Indiana, in 1951 and taking up the guitar seriously. He quickly became a popula Read more

The Dartells - 14% match to The Marathons

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s
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Formed in 1962 in Oxnard, California, USA, this sextet scored with one big instrumental hit in the spring of 1963, ‘Hot Pastrami’. The group comprised vocalist/bass player Doug Phillips, guitarist Dick Burns (1943, Woodbine, Iowa, USA, d. 5 November 2007, Camarillo, California, USA), saxophonists Rich Peil and Corky Wilkie, drummer Gary Peeler and organist Randy Ra Read more

The Du Droppers - 13% match to The Marathons

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 Olympics - 13% match to The Marathons

Genres: Doo Wop Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Originally known as the Challengers, this adaptable vocal group, Walter ‘Sleepy’ Ward (28 August 1940, Jackson, Mississippi, USA, d. 11 December 2006, Northridge, California, USA; lead), Eddie Lewis (b. Houston, Texas, USA; tenor), Charles Fizer (b. 6 June 1940, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA, d. 14 August 1965, Los Angeles, California, USA; baritone) and Walter Hammon Read more

Clarence "Frogman" Henry - 12% match to The Marathons

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s
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19 March 1937, Algiers, Louisiana, USA. Henry began performing during the 50s with a New Orleans-based R&B group led by Bobby Mitchell. The singer later began work with band leader Paul Gayten who accompanied him on his 1957 smash ‘Ain’t Got No Home’. However, it was not until 1961 that ‘But I Do’ provided a follow-up to this novelty song, earnin Read more


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