The Kirby Stone Four

Genres: Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": theartist 50s vocal group Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1990s 2000s

Biography

This vocal quartet comprised Kirby Stone (27 April 1918, New York, USA), Eddie Hall, Larry Foster and Mike Gardner. They had a hip brand of humour and a distinctive, upbeat, swinging style. Originally an instrumental quintet, the group became a vocal foursome before making a name for themselves in nightclubs and local television shows. They came to prominence in 1958 with an appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show, which led to a contract with Columbia Records, and the release of Man, I Flipped... When I Heard The Kirby Stone Four. It was a mixture of standards, such as ‘S’Wonderful’ and ‘It Could Happen To You’, and special material written by Stone and Gardner. Their programme included ‘Juke Box Dream’, a vehicle for Foster’s uncanny vocal impressions. In the same year they also had a Top 30 single with their extremely original version of ‘Baubles, Bangles And Beads’, from the 1953 Broadway musical Kismet. The...

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