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The Van Dykes

The Vehicle Dykes were a Tx soul trio whose sound, harmonies, and style were carefully patterned after Curtis Mayfield as well as the Impressions. Lead vocalist Rondalis Tandy created the group in 1964, teaming with tenor vocalist Wenzon Mosley, bass vocalist Wayne Mays, and falsetto designer Eddie Nixon. But Nixon …

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The Velvets

The Odessa, TX-based Velvets are best remembered because of their violin-enriched 1961 Top 40 hit “Tonight (May be the Evening),” where the group chanted “doo-wop” behind lead singer Virgil Johnson. It had been among the initial uses from the expression in a melody (the Turbans’ usage of the expression in …

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Darlene Love

Amazingly, Darlene Love, an excellent vocalist, hasn’t had a lot of a background being a solo singer, a minimum of not with regards to hits. Like was a founding person in the Blossoms in 1957. They do several periods and were citizen singers on the tv screen show Shindig. Like …

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The Valadiers

The Valadiers formed in Detroit, MI, in 1959; Stuart Avig (business lead), Martin Coleman (business lead, bass, baritone), and Artwork Glasser (second tenor) visited Oak Park Large, and Jerry Light (bass, baritone) went to Detroit Mumford. Early affects consist of Jerry Butler & the Impressions, the Dells, the Flamingoes, and …

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The Valentines

The Valentines never had any R&B or pop hits in the national charts to talk about, but are most likely most widely known for serving being a launching pad for a couple important careers, specifically that of Richard Barrett, one of the biggest A&R men of all-time. Barrett originally began …

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The Treniers

Featuring twin brothers Cliff and Claude Trenier, the Treniers helped web page link golf swing music to rock and roll & roll making use of their make of hot leap blues in the past due ’40s and early ’50s. Towards the latter-day listener, their early-’50s singles audio closer to golf …

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The Toppers

An intermittent conglomeration of Dutch singers René Froger, Jeroen vehicle der Growth, Gerard Joling, and Gordon Heuckeroth, the Toppers stage a concert every year within the Amsterdam Arena. From 2005, the music group released concert albums nearly every 12 months for another five years, and several of these charted saturated …

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The Toys

Barbara Harris, Barbara Parritt (both originally from NEW YORK), and June Montiero attended Woodrow Wilson SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL in Jamaica, NY; they made a decision to form an organization 1 day at Parritt’s sister’s home. The trio met up after college, sang on edges, and entered skill displays. After graduation, …

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The Velvelettes

The Velvelettes had three small chart hits for Motown within the mid-’60s, including “He REALLY WAS Sayin’ Somethin’,” revived with great success in Britain by Bananarama in the first ’80s, and “Needle within a Haystack,” which almost made the pop Top 40. Quite definitely within the Motown girl-group mildew shared …

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The Valentinos

Friendly Womack Sr. imagined fathering five gospel-singing sons before Friendly Jr., Bobby, Harry, Curtis, and Cecil had been conceived. If they appeared, the hard-working laborer/preacher groomed these to praise god, the father and audiences viewed the Womack Brothers perform at churches with Bobby sitting on a kennel because he was …

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