|Genres:||R&B / Soul|
|Tags:||50s 50's pop vocal american male oldies group male vocalists close harmony diner|
|Decades:||1950s 1990s 2000s|
This vocal quartet formed at the Western Kentucky College in Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA, comprised lead Jimmy Sacca (Hazard, Kentucky, USA), baritone Billy Vaughn (b. 12 April 1919, Glasgow, Kentucky, USA, d. 26 September 1991, Escondido, California, USA), tenor Seymour Speigelman and bass Don McGuire. Sacca and Vaughn formed the group to record Trying in 1952 and named it after their college nickname. Dot Records signed the band, re-recorded Trying in the college auditorium, and it reached the US Top 10 (making the UK charts in 1956). Over the next five years the group, who wore college sweaters and beanies on stage, scored a further nine US Top 20 singles, the biggest being P.S. I Love You in 1953, Only You in 1955 and Marianne in 1957. Vaughn left in 1955 and had a very successful career as musical director for Dot and as an orchestra leader. In the UK, where the Platters original version of...