Vince Martin

Genres: Folk
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s

Biography

17 March 1937, New York City, New York, USA. This folk singer first surfaced in the mid-50s on the east coast club circuit, but little is known about Vince Martin’s background. His major claim to fame was as the singer on the 1956 Top 10 hit ‘Cindy, Oh Cindy’, on Glory Records. The folk song, written by Bob Baron and Burt Long, featured Martin backed by the folk group the Tarriers, which included Alan Arkin (who went on to become a successful actor), Erik Darling (who became a member of the folk group the Rooftop Singers) and Bob Carey. In the 60s he formed a partnership with fellow singer Fred Neil, but the duo embarked on separate careers following the release of 1964’s Tear Down The Walls. Martin made other recordings into the 70s, including singles for ABC Records and Elektra Records, and he recorded two albums for Capitol Records.

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