• Connie & The Cones
    Connie Sue Landers

    Connie & The Cones (Nashville, Tennessee)

    Personnel :

    Connie Sue Landers (Lead)

    Don Whitley

    Bob McClain

    Discography :

    1959 - Let Us Pretend / I See The Image Of You (NRC 5006)
    1960 - Lonely Girl's Prayer / I Love My Teddy Bear (Roulette 4223)
    1960 - Take All The Kisses / No Time For Tears (Roulette 4313)

    1960 - Young In Your Teens (Roulette)

    Biography :

    Connie was actually born Connie Sue Landers on April 19, 1944 in Austin, Texas. While she was classmates at Hillsboro High in Nashville, Connie formed the Teen-Notes with Don Whitley and Bob McClain. They were chosen as one of the "Discoveries of the Week" at the summer park concerts in 1958. At this time, they attract the attention of a producer who has them sign on NRC (National Recording Corp) NRC Records was started in Atlanta Georgia in the late 50's and had a large output of records until the late 60's.

    Connie & The Cones     Connie & The Cones
                                                                                 Connie Sue Landers

    The Group cut "Let Us Pretend" b/w "I See The Image Of You" which will be released in 1959 as Connie & The Cones. With this single, the group performed in the area and its surroundings and quickly became popular.  Connie & the Cones sign a recording contract with Roulette Records wher they cut two singles in 1960, "Lonely Girl's Prayer" b/w "I Love My Teddy Bear" and "Take All The Kisses" b/w "No Time For Tears".

    Connie & The Cones    Connie & The Cones
    The Auctionettes                                                            Leroy Van Dyke & The Auctionettes                 

    After the group’s break-up, Connie recorded a variety of sound-alikes and original compositions for about 4 years for the Hit Records label of Nashville as Connie Landers, Connie Dee or Connie . When she was fresh out of High School, Connie was asked to audition for Leroy Van Dyke when she was around 20 or 21. It was for the Auctionettes, a trio of girls who traveled to performances with Leroy. They were Connie Sue Landers, Barbara Voorhies, Sally Harrison .

    Songs :
    (updated by Hans-Joachim) 


    Let Us Pretend                             I See The Image Of You

    Lonely Girl's Prayer                            I Love My Teddy Bear

    Take All The Kisses                       No Time For Tears

    Young In Your Teens

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