The Kingston Trio

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Documentaries Folk Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Tags: folk 60s country oldies acoustic Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1960s
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Biography

An influential part of America’s folk revival, the Kingston Trio was formed in San Francisco in 1957 and was popular in the late 50s. The group consisted of Bob Shane (1 February 1934, Hilo, Hawaii), Nick Reynolds (b. 27 July 1933, Coronado, California, USA) and Dave Guard (b. Donald David Guard, 19 November 1934, Honolulu, Hawaii, d. 22 March 1991, New Hampshire, USA). The Kingston Trio had limited singles successes and are most often remembered for ‘Tom Dooley’ which reached number 5 in the UK charts, and number 1 in the US chart in 1958. The song, written by Guard, was based on an old folk tune from the 1800s called ‘Tom Dula’. The Kingston Trio, from which ‘Tom Dooley’ came, also reached number 1 in the USA. The group had a run of successful albums in 1959, with ... From The “Hungry i”, a live recording, reaching number 2, and At Large and Here We Go Again! both achieving top placings. Further chart-toppers followed...

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