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The Spaniels - 100% match to The Five Keys

Genres: Doo Wop Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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This vocal ensemble was formed in 1952 in Gary, Indiana, USA. Universally recognized as one of the great R&B vocal harmony groups of the 50s, the Spaniels’ magnificent body of work was not truly reflected in their moderate chart success. The group originally comprised Roosevelt High students James ‘Pookie’ Hudson (Thornton James Hudson, 11 June 1934, Des M Read more

The Moonglows - 78% match to The Five Keys

Genres: Doo Wop Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Holiday & Seasonal Jazz
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This R&B vocal group was formed in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, in 1952. If there were any group that best signalled the birth of rock ‘n’ roll - by which R&B emerged out of its black subculture into mainstream teen culture - it was the Moonglows. The group’s career paralleled that of their mentor, legendary disc jockey Alan Freed, who during his rise in rock &# Read more

Shirley & Lee - 63% match to The Five Keys

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Doo Wop
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New Orleans-based duo Shirley Goodman (19 June 1936, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 5 July 2005, Los Angeles, California, USA) and Leonard Lee (b. 29 June 1936, d. 23 October 1976) began recording together in 1952. Billed as ‘The Sweethearts of the Blues’, they enjoyed a series of US R&B hits, including ‘I’m Gone’ (1952) and ‘Feel So Good&# Read more

Clyde McPhatter - 54% match to The Five Keys

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Vocals Doo Wop
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Clyde Lensley McPhatter, 15 November 1932, Durham, North Carolina, USA, d. 13 June 1972, New York City, New York, USA. For three years, McPhatter was the lead singer in the seminal R&B vocal group Billy Ward And His Dominoes. He left in 1953 to form the Drifters, whose early releases were enhanced by the singer’s emotional, gospel-drenched delivery. In 1954 McPhatte Read more

The Orioles - 36% match to The Five Keys

Genres: Doo Wop Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Vocals
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This highly influential vocal group was formed in 1948 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Along with the Ravens, the Orioles were considered the pioneers of rhythm and blues vocal harmony. The group members were Sonny Til (Earlington Carl Tilghman, 18 August 1928, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, d. 9 December 1981, USA; lead), Alexander Sharp (b. 1919, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, d. 1970; Read more

Little Willie John - 28% match to The Five Keys

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Doo Wop
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The Ravens - 28% match to The Five Keys

Genres: Doo Wop R&B / Soul Vocals
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The Clovers - 27% match to The Five Keys

Genres: Pop / Rock Doo Wop R&B / Soul Music Videos & Concerts Musicals & The Arts Blues Dance Easy Listening Funk Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
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This US R&B vocal ensemble formed in Washington, DC, in 1946, and built a career recording smooth ballads and bluesy jumps for New York independent Atlantic Records, in the process becoming one of the most popular vocal groups of the 50s. By the time the group first recorded for Rainbow Records in early 1950, the Clovers comprised John ‘Buddy’ Bailey (1930, Was Read more

The Robins - 27% match to The Five Keys

Genres: Doo Wop Pop / Rock
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This Los Angeles, California, USA-based vocal group was formed in 1947. ‘Ty’ Terrell Leonard (1930, Jackson, Mississippi, USA; tenor) and twins Billy (b. William Gene Richard, 31 January 1928, Crockett, Texas, USA, d. 10 December 2007, Los Angeles, California, USA; baritone) and Roy Richard (b. 11 November 1933, Louisiana, USA, d. 18 October 1978, Orange City, Cali Read more

The Crests - 26% match to The Five Keys

Genres: Pop / Rock Doo Wop R&B / Soul
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Formed in New York City, USA, in 1956, the Crests soon became one of the most successful of the ‘integrated’ doo-wop groups of the period, after being discovered by Al Browne. Headed by the lead tenor of Johnny Mastro (Johnny Mastrangelo, 7 May 1930, USA), the rest of the band comprised Harold Torres, Talmadge Gough, J.T. Carter and Patricia Van Dross. By 1957 they Read more

The Chantels - 24% match to The Five Keys

Genres: Pop / Rock Doo Wop
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Regarded as the first true ‘girl group’, this New York vocal quintet - Arlene Smith (5 October 1941, New York, USA), Sonia Goring, Rene Minus, Lois Harris and Jackie Landry - were all members of a high-school choir when they auditioned for producer Richard Barrett in 1957. The group made its recording debut for End Records with ‘He’s Gone’ following Read more

The Crows - 24% match to The Five Keys

Genres: Doo Wop Pop / Rock
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The Skyliners - 24% match to The Five Keys

Genres: Pop / Rock Doo Wop R&B / Soul Vocals
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This white vocal doo-wop quintet comprised members drawn from two Pittsburgh, USA-based groups. Jimmy Beaumont (lead vocals), Wally Lester (tenor) and Jackie Taylor (bass) had sung with the Crescents, while Janet Vogel (10 June 1941, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 21 February 1980, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA) and Joe VerScharen (b. 30 August 1940, Pittsburgh, Pennsylva Read more

The Dubs - 23% match to The Five Keys

Genres: Doo Wop Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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The original members of this vocal group from Harlem, New York, USA, were lead Richard Blandon, first tenor Billy Carlisle, tenor Cleveland Still, baritone James ‘Jake’ Miller, and bass Thomas Gardner. They came together in 1957 and were an amalgamation of members of two previous groups. Blandon and Carlisle had previously been with the Five Wings who had recorded for Read more

The Cleftones - 22% match to The Five Keys

Genres: Doo Wop Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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This R&B vocal group from Queens, New York, USA, comprised Herb Cox (6 May 1939, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; lead), Charlie James (b. 1940; first tenor), Berman Patterson (b. 1938; second tenor), William McClain (b. 1938; baritone), and Warren Corbin (b. 1939; bass). The group came together at Jamaica High School in 1955. After joining George Goldner’s Gee label, the gro Read more

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