The Jordanaires

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Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

This renowned harmony vocal quartet is famed for their lengthy working relationship with Elvis Presley. They were founded in 1948 in Springfield, Missouri, by Bill Matthews (19 September 1923, USA; first tenor), Bob Hubbard (b. 3 July 1928, USA; second tenor), Monty Matthews (b. Warren Matthews, 25 August 1927, Pulaski, Kentucky, USA, d. 5 April 2005, Springfield, Missouri, USA; baritone), and Culley Holt (b. 2 July 1925, McAlester, Oklahoma, USA, d. 28 June 1980, USA; bass), with Bob Money (b. 4 May 1929, USA) providing piano accompaniment. They relocated to Nashville the following year and had soon secured a slot on the Grand Ole Opry. By the end of 1954, the line-up had undergone a series of changes and now comprised Gordon Stoker (b. 3 August 1924, USA; first tenor, but formerly the piano player who had replaced Money in 1950), Neal Matthews (b. 26 October 1929, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, d. 21 April 2000, Nashville, Tennessee, USA; second tenor), Hoyt Hawkins...

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