• The Classmates (5)

    The Classmates (5) (Duarte, CA.)


    Personnel :

    Chester Hickman

    Darrell Smith

    Gary Smith

    Discography :

    The Classmates (5)
    1960 - High School / Don't Make My Cry (Marquee 101)
    1960 - Until Then / Pretty Little Pet (Marquee 102)

    Chester Hickman & The Classmates (5)
    1961 - Don't Make Me Cry / Pretty Little Pet (Marquee 102)


    Biography :

    Vocal group from The San Gabriel Valley of Duarte CA. know as The Aladdins. They were an interracial group and have 16 when they formed their singing group with Darrell Smith (Tenor) & Gary Smith (Bass) who were white and Chester Hickman who was black (the usual lead singer in the group). Gary was from Monrovia High '59. Darrell and Chester were from Duarte High '61. They appeared on the Rocket To Stardom and Twilight Time TV Show.


    They were signed to Marquee Records and recorded in Culver City four songs. Marquee Records put two 45s by The group under the name of the Classmates. The Classmates’ two records were “Don’t Make Me Cry” b/w “High School” (Marquee Records 101) and “Until Then” b/w “Pretty Little Pet” (Marquee Records 102).

    Songs :

    Pretty Little Pet                              Until Then

    High School                                    Don't Make My Cry



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