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Billboard magazine The Flamingos - Their Hits Then And Now "Universally hailed as one of the finest and most influential vocal groups in pop music history, the Flamingos defined doo wop at its most elegant and sophisticated. The Flamingos' first single for Chance Records"If I Can't Have You", was a moderate local success, as was the follow-up " That's My Desire ", but it was Johnny Carter's composition of "Golden Teardrops", with its complex vocal harmonies and Carter's soaring falsettothat cemented their reputation as a top regional act of the day.
Sollie McElroy was on their first Parrot session, but left the group in Decemberto be replaced by tenor Nate Nelson who was on their second Parrot session; he's lead on "I'm Yours", released in January In earlythe Flamingos signed with Chess Recordsto record for their Checker Records subsidiary. Their most notable single was Johnson's arrangement of "The Ladder of Love", but legal entanglements between Checker and Nate Nelson ruined any chance of commercial success.
Zeke Carey returned to the Flamingos inmaking the group a sextet. When Johnny Carter was discharged from the service, he joined the Dellsperforming with them for almost 50 years until his death in Zeke and Jake Carey The Flamingos - Their Hits Then And Now not blood-related, but were considered cousins, because of Zeke being adopted by Jake's aunt and uncle.
Almost immediately, the group had their first pop chart hit with "Lovers Never Say Goodbye", written by Terry Johnson, who shared lead chores on the song with Paul Wilson. The Flamingos would have their biggest seller in with another old standard from that LP, on which Nate Nelson handled lead chores. The group became known almost as much for their stage show and choreography as for their harmonies.
Groups including the Temptations and the Tavares would later credit the group as major influences. The group began to come apart at the turn of the decade. Tommy Hunt left for a solo career in The Modern Flamingos name was used later; the group would include members of the defunct Del-Knights in the late s. Also Johnny Carter left in to join the Dells. Clarke and Williams took duties on most Wish You Were Here - Ryan Adams - Rock N Roll lead vocals.
A sixth vocalist, Doug McClure, was added in Shortly afterwards, Clarke and Williams left the group. Carey joined in The group continued recording into the s. A new album was released in on Ronze, entitled The Flamingos Today. Intwo new members joined: Bennie Cherry and Archie Satterfield. The group recorded a new album, Unspoken Emotionsunder the Ronze label in The lineup was Zeke Carey, J.
Zeke Carey died on December 24, James Faison entered shortly thereafter. Tommy Hunt has flown in from England where he has lived since to perform with this group twice since The group split up in late due to money disputes. Carey brought in new members, and toured with Tommy Hunt starting in Anna Greta Leijons Ögon - Stry & Stripparna - Live På Vågen (DVDr) Terry Johnson is the owner of the "Flamingos" The Flamingos - Their Hits Then And Now trademark  and leads the current incarnation of the group.
They continue to perform in concerts across the country. Carey, Jr. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the doo-wop group. For other uses, see Flamingo disambiguation.
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