The Bachelors

Genres: Easy Listening Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": 60s pop oldies irish close harmony male vocalists Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Dublin, Eire, in 1958, the Bachelors were originally known as both the Harmony Chords and Harmonichords and featured brothers Conleth Cluskey (18 March 1941), Declan Cluskey (b. 12 December 1942) and John Stokes (b. Sean James Stokes, 13 August 1940). The Dublin-born trio initially worked as a mainstream folk act, all three playing harmonicas. In 1961, they were discovered in Scotland by entrepreneur Phil Solomon and his wife Dorothy. After a further period of struggle Solomon introduced them to Decca Records’ A&R head Dick Rowe who recalls: ‘They all played harmonicas and sang folk songs. They weren’t an act you could sign to a pop record company. We went backstage afterwards and there were these three boys who looked at me as if I’d come from heaven and was going to open the door for them to walk in. I said, “God be with me at this moment”, and I meant it.’ After signing the trio, Rowe suggested a name change:...

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