• Jimmy & The Fabulous Earthquakes

    Jimmy & The Fabulous Earthquakes (Winter Park, FL)

    Personnel :

    James Walter Hopkins (Jimmy "Dale" Jordan) (Guitar and Lead Vocals)

    Carl Larson (Drums and Vocal)

    Lonnie Lee (Guitar and Vocal)

    Discography :

    The Fabulous Earthquakes
    1960 - In The Chapel In The Moonlight / Please Be My Girl (Meridian 1518)

    Jimmy Jordan
    1962 - The Grass Looked Greener / Tick Tock (Roulette 4501)

    Biography :

    James Walter Hopkins Was born in Knoxville, TN. Talented musician and vocalist, he formed his group in 1959 named Fabulous Earthquakes with Carl Larson, Lonnie Lee. The group recorded in 1960 "In The Chapel In The Moonlight" b/w "Please Be My Girl". The disc will be released at the end of 1960 by meridian Records in Floride as Jimmy & The Fabulous Earthquakes, vocal by Jimmy Hopkins and the Starfire, It is in fact the same group. The record has a bit of success and Jimmy & The Fabulous Earthquakes played in Miami, Orlando, Jacksonville, Daytona Beach...

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    In 1962, Jimmy Hopkins went to Roulette and recorded "The Grass Looked Greener" b/w "Tick Tock" released under the name of Jimmy Jordan. Jimmy Jordan traveled in the Dick Clark Caravan of Stars with such stars as Dale and Grace, The Dovels, Timi Yuro, and Lou Christie.” Jimmy later teamed up with Connie Sattenfield and became Jimmy "Dale" Jordan  and started using the stage name of Dale & Grace . The pair recorded an album called "Dale and Grace - Together Again" and toured as "The All New Dale & Grace Show".

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    Jimmy Jordan                                                                                                                        

    The duo recorded a Gospel album called "Dale & Grace - In God's Hands" in 1998 and own Dale & Grace Ministries, as well as having a syndicated, Gospel radio show. Although the name of their act is the same, they make it clear that they are not the duo that sold over seven and half million Rock 'n' Roll records, although many fans are often confused. Dale Houston continued on the road with his band and Grace Broussard sang as a solo act across the United States. They were inducted into the Louisiana Hall of Fame in 1997, and into the Gulf Coast's Hall of Fame in 1998.

    Songs :
    (updated by Hans-Joachim) 

    The Fabulous Earthquakes

            Please Be My Girl                 In The Chapel In The Moonlight

    Jimmy Jordan

                  Tick Tock                             The Grass Looked Greener




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