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The Orlons

A predominantly feminine group from Philadelphia, the Orlons had some dance and novelty gems in the first ’60s for Cameo-Parkway. Business lead vocalist Rossetta Hightower, Marlena Davis, Steve Caldwell, and Shirley Brickley have scored with “The Wah Watusi” in 1962; it had been lots five R&B and number 2 pop hit, as the follow-ups, “Don’t HANG UP THE PHONE” and “South Road,” had been also TOP R&B and pop successes. “Not really Me” was their 4th consecutive R&B TOP champion in 1963, and it peaked at amount 12 pop. It had been also their last, although “Combination Fireplace!” reached amount 19 in the pop graphs. But their various other singles fizzled, and Davis and Caldwell still left in 1964, changed by Audrey Brickley. When Hightower shifted to Britain in 1968, the Orlons disbanded.

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