• The Ascots (2)
    left to right Billy Owens, Richard May, James Haughton, Eddie King and Johnny Blanton

    The Ascots (2) (Victorville, California)


    Personnel :

    Richard May (Lead /Second Tenor)

    Billy Owens (First Tenor)

    James Haughton (Bass)

    Eddie King (Baritone)


    Discography :

    1962 - I'm Touched / Perfect Love (Ace 650)


    Biography :

    Vocal group from AFB airmen in Victorville, California. Billed as the Ascots the group includes Richard May as Lead singer and second tenor, Billy Owens first tenor, James Haughton bass, Eddie King baritone and Johnny Blanton, manager composer. The group made itself known by participating in a Air Force singing contest, the Ascots finished in second spot. The competition carried them through more than 30 states.

    The Ascots (2)
     The Ascots with Friends
     They have also appeared in shows headlining Hollywood stars Annette Funicello, Tab Hunter and Pat Boone In 1961, The Ascots  recorded "I'm Touched" backed by "Perfect Love". Both songs were written and arranged by May & Blanton and released on the Ace label.

    Songs :

    I'm Touched                                     Perfect Love


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