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Rocketones

The Rocketones were an R&B group started at Junior SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL in Brooklyn, NY, USA. Costs Witt (business lead), Allen Times (initial tenor), Ronald Johnson (second tenor), Harold Chapman (baritone) and Arthur Blackman (bass) originally entitled themselves the Avalons, and practised hard to master their vocal mix. After numerous tries the group finally discovered a sympathetic hearing at Melba Information, who agreed upon the music group in 1956. Nevertheless, it took time before their exclusive one, ‘Mexico’/‘Dee I’, premiered, and when it had been they uncovered Melba Information’ employer Marty Croft acquired credited the music group as the Rocketones. Using its exclusive bull-fighting intro, ‘Mexico’ demonstrated popular on NY radio, but was hardly ever implemented up. Both Times and Johnson had been afterwards drafted while Witt became a member of the Paragons. The Rocketones’ solitary documenting is currently something of the star in doo-wop nostalgia circles.

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