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Indianapolis R&B clothing the Monograms formed in 1953 — vocalists Bobby Bernard, Clarence Dorsey, Tony Goodrich, Hilton Hudson, and Herman Lewis formed the group while going to Arsenal Technical SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, originally dubbing themselves the Turbans (and putting on said headgear throughout their shows at community nightspots). After rejecting a agreement offer from Sunlight Records around the guidance of their lawyer, the quintet users renamed themselves the Monograms in 1954. Relating to Marv Goldberg’s profile in the Apr 2005 problem of Blues & Tempo, fledgling jazz great Wes Montgomery sometimes sat in on acoustic guitar, so that as their regional popularity grew they auditioned unsuccessfully for Chess Information. The Monograms didn’t cut their debut record until 1957, putting your signature on to the neighborhood Saga imprint release a “Make sure you Baby Make sure you.” Indianapolis radio performed the song frequently but it didn’t earn notice beyond your area, ultimately prompting the group to dissolve in early 1959. Later on that 12 months Bernard revived the Monograms name, assembling a fresh lineup featuring business lead tenor Charles Anderson, initial tenor Robert “Chico” Penick, and second tenor Johnny Hardiman. Though it under no circumstances documented, this incarnation of the group continuing until 1964, when Anderson resigned because of medical issues and was changed by George Dark. When Bernard exited the next season, the Monograms’ times made an appearance officially numbered, but despite regular employees adjustments the group continuing performing before mid-’70s.

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