• The Boyd Twins  

    The Boyd Twins (Hammond, Indiana)


     Personnel :

    Jane knoerzer

    Joan  knoerzer

    Discography :

    1960 - You're Shedding Crocodile Tears / Without You, Baby (Lark 500)

    Biography :

    The Boyd Twins were Jayne and Joan knoerzer from Hammond, Indiana. They started singing and dancing lessons at the age of three and were charter members of Gamma Phi Beta's chapter at Indiana University in 1957. Their singing career started back in high school in Hammond, Indiana, where they won several amateur singing contests, were guests on WLS radio, and made a recording at the age of 17. Modeling was a sideline with the twins. At Indiana University, they majored in Music and Drama and were members of the Belles of Indiana, a singing group of 60 girls. Following a USO tour to the Caribbean with the Belles, Jayne and Joan spent the summer of 1957 as the Toni Twins.

    The Boyd Twins     The Boyd Twins

    The following summer they played in an Indianapolis summer theatre, and the fall found them in Chicago seeking a career in the entertainment field. Their first professional radio program was in January 1959 on "The Music Wagon," a CBS presentation. Auditioning later for the Wrigley company advertisers ,they were selected as the Doublemint Twins to do all radio and TV commercials for Doublemint gum. They also do a network radio show six times a week called, "Double Your Pleasure." In 1960, The girls with Remo Biondi, who made the rhythm acc. cut "You're Shedding Crocodile Tears" b/w "Without You, Baby" released on the tiny label Lark.

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