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Little Willie John

William Edward John, better known by his stage name Little Willie John, was born in Cullendale, but moved with his family to Detroit when he was four so that his father could pursue factory work. In the late 1940s, the eldest children, including Willie, formed a gospel singing group, and Willie also performed in talent shows, which brought him to the notice of Johnny Otis and, later, musician and producer Henry Glover. After seeing him sing with the Paul "Hucklebuck" Williams orchestra, Glover signed him to a recording contract with King Records in 1955.

The Turbans

The Turbans were an American doo-wop group formed in Philadelphia in 1953. The original members were: Al Banks (lead tenor), Matthew Platt (second tenor), Charlie Williams (baritone) and Andrew "Chet" Jones (bass).

The Cleftones

The Cleftones were a doo-wop group from Queens formed in 1955 at Jamaica High School. The group consisted of Herbie Cox (lead), Charlie McGhee (James) (First tenor), Berman Patterson, (Second tenor), William McClane (Baritone) and Warren Corbin (Bass).

The Spaniels

The Spaniels were an American R&B doo-wop group, best known for the hit "Goodnite, Sweetheart, Goodnite".

The Teenagers

The Teenagers are an American doo wop group, most noted for being one of rock music's earliest successes, presented to international audiences by DJ Alan Freed. The group, which made its most popular recordings with young Frankie Lymon as lead singer, is also noted for being rock's first all-teenaged act.

Frankie Lymon

Franklin Joseph Lymon was an American rock and roll/rhythm and blues singer and songwriter, best known as the boy soprano lead singer of a New York City-based early rock and roll group, The Teenagers.

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