The Marcels

Genres: Doo Wop Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Descriptive "tags": oldies doo wop 60s rock and roll rock n roll Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
Links online: Lyrics Wikipedia

Biography

The Marcels was one of several doo-wop-influenced American vocal groups to achieve success in the early 60s, despite the passing of the genre’s golden age. Cornelius ‘Nini’ Harp (lead singer), Ronald ‘Bingo’ Mundy (tenor), Fred Johnson (bass), Gene Bricker (tenor) and Richard Knauss (baritone), all native to Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, USA, achieved fame for their distinctive version of Richard Rodgers / Lorenz Hart’s classic ‘Blue Moon’, previously a UK Top 10 hit for Elvis Presley in 1956, which topped both the US and UK charts in 1961. Johnson’s distinctive bass introduction to the song has remained one of the most enduring vocal phrases of the time. The quartet scored a further US Top 10 hit that year with ‘Heartaches’, but its personnel was unstable, with Allen Johnson (d. 28 September 1995) replacing Knauss, and Walt Maddox replacing Bricker. Mundy walked out on the group during this same period, which did...

Arrow Read the Full Biography of The Marcels


Find products featuring
The Marcels
Email alerts for products
by The Marcels
Email Icon
OLDIES.com on facebook
To place an order or for customer service, call toll-free 1-800-336-4627 or outside the United States, call 1-610-649-7565
Open Monday - Friday: 7am-10pm, Saturday: 9am-9pm, Sunday: 10am-8pm (Eastern Time)