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The Jive Five

Biography

From Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA, the Jive Five were one of the last doo-wop groups to have a national hit and one of the few to make a successful transition to the soul era. The group members were Eugene Pitt (6 November 1937; lead), Jerome Hanna (first tenor), Richard Harris (second tenor), Billy Prophet (baritone) and Norman Johnson (d. 1970; bass). Their biggest hit was ‘My True Story’ (number 1 R&B, number 3 pop) from 1961, which was something of a neo-doo-wop... Read more

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doo wop
oldies
50s
rock and roll
doo-wop
oldies but goldies
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