• The Falcons (3) (Columbus, Ohio )
     aka The Lyrics (4) aka The Vallejos


    Pete Caldwell

    Bart Chatman

    Kynne Winston

    Barry Austin

    Paul Jackson


    The Lyrics (4)
    1957 - Come On Home / Stop (Why Don't You Stop) (Vee Jay 285)

    The Falcons (3)
    1957 - My Only Love / Now That It's Over (Falcon 1006/Abner 1006/Quality 1721)

    Biography :

    One of the best doo-wop groups from Columbus, The Vallejos were composed of East High School students with the exception of Kynne Winston from Central.The other members were Paul Jackson, Ben "Pete" Caldwell, Barry Austin, Bart Chatman, and Dwayne Haddock. He was recruited to replace an earlier member who left due to personal differences. They were in direct competition with such other local groups as the Five Hearts and The Symbols.

    The Vallejos

     When Dick Clark's Cavalcade of Stars appeared at Vet's Memorial in 1956, they landed a spot on the bill along with Fats Domino, Little Richard, Frankie Avalon, The Flamingos, The Moonglows, The Turbans, The Clovers, etc.  Soon, they were signed to recording contract with Chess/Checker. However, after seven months of waiting around, they jumped at the chance to record with Vee-Jay.


    For their first release, "Come On Home" b/w "Stop," they were called The Lyrics.  But for their second, "My Only Love" b/w "Now That It's Over," their name was changed to The Falcons in order to kick off the Falcon label. The Falcons made their Chicago debut at the Regal Theater with Al Benson's show during Christmas week, 1957. Their song, "My Only Love," later resurfaced in the movie Rocky II.          

    Songs :

    The Lyrics (4)

    Stop (Why Don't You Stop)             Come On Home

    The Falcons (3)

    My Only Love                                Now That It's Over


    your comment

    Follow this section's article RSS flux
    Follow this section's comments RSS flux