• The Alteers (1) 

    The Alteers (1) (Boston, Ma)


    Personnel :

    Billy Thompson (Lead)

    Frankie Flowers

    Reggie Johnson

    Stevie Jackson


    Discography :

    Single :
    1961 - Keep Laughin' / Words Can't Explain (Laurie 3097) 

    Unreleased :
    1961 - This Lovely Night


    Biography :

    The Alteers hailed from Roxbury, in Boston, Massachusetts and consisted of Frankie Flowers, Reggie Johnson, Stevie Jackson and Billy Thompson. The Alteers recorded "Keep Laughin'" and "Words Can't Explain" released in 1961 by Laurie records. Billy Thompson and Frankie Flowers wrote "Words Can't Explain" and Billy sung the lead on both songs. Laurie began in New York in March, 1958. It was founded by brothers Bob and Gene Schwartz, along with Elliott Greenberg and Allan I. Sussel. It was Sussel's daughter (Laura Sue Sussel, who also lays claim to being the original "Runaround Sue") that lent her nickname, Laurie, for the label. Allan Sussel left the company in 1960, but the others remained well into the 1980s.


    Songs :

    Words Can't Explain                            Keep Laughin'    

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