The Magnificents

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by The Magnificents

Biography

Formed in 1953 in Chicago, Illinois, USA, the Magnificents featured Johnny Keyes, Thurman ‘Ray’ Ramsey, Fred Rakestraw and Willie Myles. In their up-tempo songs, the Magnificents brought rock ‘n’ roll to their doo-wop, and in their ballads they stayed true to their R&B roots. Singing as the Tams, they were discovered by disc jockey Magnificent Montague, who gave them their name and became their manager. Their one hit, ‘Up On The Mountain’ (number 9 R&B), in... Read more

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rock
seen live
doo wop
post-punk
rockabilly
americana
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