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The Fiestas - 97% match to The Solitaires

Genres: Doo Wop
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Newark, New Jersey, USA, c.1958, the Fiestas were known for their R&B hit ‘So Fine’, released on Old Town Records the following year. The group consisted of Tommy Bullock (lead vocals), Eddie Morris (tenor), Sam Ingalls (baritone) and Preston Lane (bass). Two conflicting stories about the group’s signing to Old Town have circulated throughout the ye Read more

The Nutmegs - 89% match to The Solitaires

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

Shep & The Limelites - 73% match to The Solitaires

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

Johnnie & Joe - 72% match to The Solitaires

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 Charts - 66% match to The Solitaires

Genres: Doo Wop Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s
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The Velvets - 65% match to The Solitaires

Genres: Doo Wop Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s
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The Dreamlovers - 62% match to The Solitaires

Genres: Doo Wop Pop / Rock
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 Turbans - 61% match to The Solitaires

Genres: Doo Wop R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This Philadelphia R&B group comprised Al Banks (Andrew Banks, 26 July 1937, d. 1977; lead), Matthew Pratt (tenor), Charles Williams (baritone) and Andrew ‘Chet’ Jones (bass). The Turbans have gone down in rock ‘n’ roll history as proverbial one-hit-wonders for their Mambo beat classic, ‘When You Dance’ (US R&B number 3 and pop number 33 Read more

The Channels - 55% match to The Solitaires

Genres: Doo Wop
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Don & Juan - 54% match to The Solitaires

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 Shields - 47% match to The Solitaires

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s
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The Belmonts - 42% match to The Solitaires

Genres: Acappella Doo Wop Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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The Belmonts was one of the leading American doo-wop groups of the late 50s and comprised Angelo D’Aleo (3 February 1940, the Bronx, New York City, New York, USA), Carlo Mastrangelo (b. 5 October 1938, the Bronx, New York City, New York, USA) and Freddie Milano (b. 22 August 1939, the Bronx, New York City, New York, USA). Their leader was Dion (b. Dion Francis DiMucci, Read more

The Sheppards - 41% match to The Solitaires

Genres: Doo Wop
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This R&B vocal group was formed in 1959 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. The Sheppards created a marvellous transitional style of R&B during the early 60s, drawing much of its character from earlier doo-wop, yet incorporating instrumentation and vocal stylings that in later years would inform soul music. They were named after their producer Bill ‘Bunky’ Sheppard. Th Read more

The Five Discs - 40% match to The Solitaires

Genres: Doo Wop
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s
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The Five Discs were one of several doo-wop groups (Carollons, Chips, etc.) to trace their origins to the Bedford-Stuyvesant district of Brooklyn, New York, USA. They were formed in 1954 by Joe Brocco (lead), Joe Barsalona (baritone), Paul Albano (first tenor) and Tony Basile (second tenor). Composed of Italian-descended young men and originally titled the Flames, they subsequen Read more

The Genies - 39% match to The Solitaires

Genres: Doo Wop Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s
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