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J. Frank Wilson & The Cavaliers

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This US outfit was formed within the mid-50s in San Angelo, Texas, by Sid Holmes (guitar), Lewis Elliott (bass), Ray Smith (drums), Rob Zeller (saxophone) and Alton Baird (vocals). After many years of small achievement, the group teamed up with brand-new vocalist Frank Wilson (b. 11 Dec 1941, Lufkin, Tx, USA, d. 4 Oct 1991). Wilson was portion in the Surroundings Drive in San Angelo, Tx, and upon his release in 1962 the music group stayed together to try out in the region. Their lone US strike, ‘Last Kiss’ was among the last of this genre referred to as ‘loss of life rock’, where teens sang about teenage fans who satisfy horrifying fatalities from incident, suicide, and fatal disease. (Others of this type included the Shangri-Las’ ‘Head FROM THE Pack’, Tag Dinning’s ‘Teenager Angel’ and Ray Peterson’s ‘Inform Laura I REALLY LIKE Her’.) ‘Last Kiss’ initial charted in 1964, when it zoomed to #2 2, and briefly charted once again in 1973. The melody was created and originally documented without achievement by Wayne Cochran who, through the 60s acquired built up a profession being a Caucasian edition of James Dark brown. Shortly soon after the line-up sundered, with Wilson developing his own edition from the Cavaliers and documenting ‘Hey Small One’, however the melody acquired none from the motivation of its forerunner and charted of them costing only quantity 85. Wilson’s previous bandmates, without the ousted Holmes, continuing playing because the Cavaliers with fresh members Wayne Thomas (vocals) and Gene ‘Friend’ Croyle (acoustic guitar). Further line-up adjustments ensued but these Cavaliers liked as little achievement as the clothing led by Wilson. The second option embarked on a solo profession in the middle-60s, but his improvement was blighted from the alcoholism that got his existence in 1991.

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Full Name J. Frank Wilson and the Cavaliers
Nationality American
Music Songs Last Kiss, Day Before Our Wedding, Hey Little One, That's How Much I Love You, Speak to Me, Hopeless Love, Only the Lonely, Bound to Happen, Too Many Girls, Over the Mountain, Not This Time, Tell Laura I Love Her, That'll Be the Day, Kiss and Run, I Saw Her Standing There, A Kiss, Summertime, Over the Mountains, Across the Sea, Eenie Meanie Minie Moe, Ding Go the Chimes, Run, Sea of Love, Young Love, School Days, Wine, Wine, Wine, If You Knew Me, He'll Learn About It, A Teenager in Love
Albums Last Kiss, Last Kiss Sessions


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1 Member of Wayne Cochran and the C.C. Ryders.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Duke 1979 TV Series
C.C. & Company 1970 Wayne Cochran - lead, Wayne Cochran and the C.C. Riders (uncredited)
The Wild Wild West 1969 TV Series Stacey

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

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The Vampire Diaries 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
C.C. & Company 1970 performer: "I Can't Turn You Loose"

Thanks

Thanks

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Jaco 2015 Documentary special thanks

Self

Self

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Late Night with David Letterman 1982 TV Series Himself
Dinah! 1974-1977 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1969 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Merv Griffin Show 1969 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Jackie Gleason Show 1966 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest

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Jaco 2015 Documentary Himself

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#Trademark
1 Huge white pompadour


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