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Jimmy Keyes

b. c.30s, Kentucky, USA, d. 22 July 1995, NEW YORK, NY, USA. After developing up in Kentucky, Keyes shifted to the Bronx, NY, in 1947, where he shaped his 1st vocal group, the Four Records. This band ultimately evolved in to the Tunestoppers, with Carl Feaster, Claude Feaster, Floyd McCrae, Wayne Edwards and Rupert Branker showing up alongside him. They authorized to the Atlantic Information subsidiary label Kitty, and in March 1954, right now billed as the Chords, documented ‘Sh-Boom’, co-written by Keyes. An R&B/doo-wop music that also crossed over in to the pop graphs, it was regarded as by many among the 1st rock ‘n’ move strikes. It reached #5 5 within the Billboard graphs, while a cover edition from the Crewcuts produced #1 1. Nevertheless, the Chords hardly ever enjoyed another strike one, and in the past due 60s Keyes became a member of soul band the favorite Five. Again, achievement eluded him, despite many singles for Mr Chand and Minit Information. However, recurrent curiosity about ‘Sh-Boom’ resulted in Keyes re-forming the Chords with Carl Feaster in the past due 70s. When Feaster passed away in 1981 Keyes opted to keep carefully the group over the oldies circuit, using several sidemen. He experienced a human brain aneurysm in 1995, and passed away following a surgical procedure in NY.

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