Monday, May 30, 2011

"Remember Then" by The Earls.

OK, more 60's one-hit wonders: South Philly native Larry Chance attended school with Chubby Checker, Frankie Avalon and Danny Rapp (Danny and the Juniors). His family relocated to the Bronx in the mid-50's where he formed The Hi(gh)-Hatters, a vocal ensemble which was "discovered" in '59 while singing in front of a subway station (yo!). They changed their name and recorded their only hit (#24) in '62/'63 - a Powers/Ross/Vincent composition which was to become a doo-wop classic. Group? Hit?

Yesterday's answer: "Four Strong Winds". Ian and Sylvia are way up there among my all-time folkie faves. They opened the doors for other Canadian singers/songwriters like Joni Mitchell and Gordon Lightfoot to the American and world audiences.

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