• The Crystalaires (Lancaster, PA)


    Personnel :

    Charles Simms (Lead)

    Ralph Edward Speller (Lead)

    Lawrence Speller

    Robert Ray

    Eugene Wilson


    Discography :

    1959 - Nobody Nowhere / Henry Said Goodbye (Sound Souvenir 1/2)


    Biography :

    The Crystalaires were a group from Lancaster, PA and were the hottest act in town back in 1959. On May 25, 1959, while coming home from a gig in Reading, PA, they were involved in a serious car accident that claimed the lives of 4 members of the group. Earlier that evening they were informed by their manager that King Records, out of Cincinnati, OH, offered them a record deal and wanted them to come to Chicago to re-cut "Nobody Nowhere" for national release.


    In July of 1960, Stan Selfon, of Stan's Record Bar in Lancaster, released the 2nd version of the tune (complete with bad splices in the master tape), on Sound Souvenir No.1. The photo  is not the original group, but the reformed Crystalaires (after the accident). Only 2 members in this photo are the originals. 
(Daddy C on Youtube)

    Songs :

    Nobody Nowhere                              Henry Said Goodbye


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