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The Vibrations

Though never main hitmakers, the Los Angeles-based Vibrations were consistent performers through the ’60s. The lineup included Wayne Johnson, Carl Fisher, Richard Owens, Dave Govan, and Don Bradley. They started documenting as the Jayhawks, after that scored several novelty hits carrying out as the Marathons. Neither “The Watusi” nor “Peanut Butter” had been especially triumphant, but each were able to graph in both R&B and pop marketplaces. If they became the Vibrations in 1964, they steadily turned to even more romantic materials, although their 1st hit, “My Woman Sloopy,” was nearer to their earlier cuts. That they had their last clean with glory in 1968 using the Okeh track “Like in Them There Hillsides.” Although Richard Owens was briefly in the Temptations in 1971, the Vibrations continuing on until 1976, shutting out their profession like a nightclub act.

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