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The Rays

This R&B group contains Harold Miller (b. 17 January 1931), tenor Walter Ford (b. 5 Sept 1931), second tenor Davey Jones (b. 1931) and baritone Harry Wayne (b. 1932). It had been formed in NY in 1955, when two refugees through the Four Fellows (of ‘Soldier Boy’ popularity), Miller and Jones, teamed up with Wayne and Ford. They 1st documented for Chess without success, then shifted to the Philadelphia-based Cameo label in 1957 and accomplished lasting popularity, albeit as one-hit-wonders, with ‘Silhouettes.’ The music went to #3 3 both R&B and play past due 1957. The flip-side, the rousing leap led by Ford, ‘Daddy Great’, received solid perform and briefly charted. These tracks are far better known compared to the Rays, having been remade countless instances. Herman’s Hermits in 1965 and Cliff Richard in 1990 both got ‘Silhouettes’ in the graphs, while English revivalist music group Darts, in 1977, and Boney M in 1976, each got ‘Daddy Great’ in to the UK Top 10.

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