The most famous line-up of this very successful US close-harmony pop trio comprised Tony Butala (20 November 1940, Sharon, Pennsylvania, USA), Bob Engemann (b. 19 February 1936, Highland Park, Michigan, USA), and Jim Pike (b. 6 November 1938, St. Louis, Missouri, USA). Pike, a letterman at Utahs Brigham Young University, released an unsuccessful single on Warner Brothers Records in 1959. In 1960, he and fellow student and ex-Mormon missionary Engemann formed a trio with Los Angeles-based supper-club singer Butala, who had recorded previously on Topic and Lute and had been using the Lettermen name since 1958. After two unsuccessful singles (Their Hearts Were Full Of Spring and The Magic Sound), they joined Capitol Records and struck gold immediately with The Way You Look Tonight, a number previously associated with Fred Astaire. The trio enjoyed another 19 US chart singles including the Top 10 hits When I Fall In...
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