|Genres:||Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal|
|Tags:||country oldies classic country elvis presley elvis comp the jordanaires|
|Decades:||1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
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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...