The Fleetwoods

Genres: Pop / Rock
Tags: oldies 60s pop 50s vocal Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1950s 1960s 1990s 2000s
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One of America’s most popular doo-wop groups in the late 50s comprised Gary Troxell (28 November 1939, Centralia, Washington, DC, USA), Gretchen Christopher (b. 29 February 1940, Olympia, Washington, DC, USA) and Barbara Ellis (b. 20 February 1940, Olympia, Washington, USA). They met while seniors at high school in the girls’ home town. Originally a female duo, they recruited Troxell initially to play trumpet. The girls had composed a song, while independently, Troxell had written a hook that went something like: ‘Mmm Dooby Doo, Dum Dim Dum Doo Dum’; they put them together and ‘Come Softly To Me’ was born. Their first moniker, Two Girls And A Guy, was changed by a Seattle record distributor Bob Reisdorff, who became their manager and founded Dolphin Records (later called Dolton), which released the single. Chart fame was instant for the distinctive trio and the haunting and catchy song (on which the vocal was recorded a cappella) shot...

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