• The Blends (1)  aka The Fabulous Blends 

    The Blends (1) (Brockton, Massachusetts)
    aka The Fabulous Blends


    Personnel :

    Big John Croft (Lead)

    Richie Harris

    Charlie Garner

    Richie Solomon



    The Blends (1)
    1960 - Someone To Care / Now It's Your Turn (Casa Grande 3037)
    1960 - A Thousand Miles Away / Music, Maestro, Please (Casa Grande 5000

    Big John & The Fabulous Blends
    1960 - Hey! Little Fool / Baby You're Wrong  (Casa Grande 5001)

    The Fabulous Blends
    1989 - Graduation Time / Starlight, Starbright (Casa Grande 3039)

    Unreleased :
    1960 - Everybody's Got A Home (But Me) (Casa Grande)


     Biography :

    This fine group was from the Brockton/New Bedford area and landed a contract with Casa Grande after winning a WBZ radio contest held at Fort Devens. The group was led by Big John Croft, who sang lead and played guitar. He was backed by three singers, a drummer and electric bass.


    They were famous for their tight harmony and exciting stage routines, including exceptional choreography. Billboard picked them as an outstanding up-and-coming group in 1960, but after touring the East Coast and Europe, the group split up and disappeared. The group was also known as the Fabulous Blends. They cut nine sides for Casa Grande in 1960 and 1961.

    Songs :
    (updated by Hans-Joachim) 

    Someone To Care             Now It's Your Turn             A Thousand Miles Away

     Music, Maestro, Please           Hey! Little Fool            Baby You're Wrong

            Starlight, Starbright               Graduation Time         Everybody's Got A Home (But Me)







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