Connie & The Cones
Connie Sue Landers
Connie & The Cones (Nashville, Tennessee)
Connie Sue Landers (Lead)
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)
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 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".
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 .
(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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