• The Five Lords (Boothwyn, PA)


    Personnel :

    Sylvanius "Slip" Franklin (Lead Tenor, Tenor)

    Harold Comegys (Scond Tenor)

    Joseph "Joe" Pryor (First Tenor)

    Elwood "Bunky" Robinson (Baritone) 

    John Walker (Bass)


    Discography :

    1956 - Oo-La-La / Falling Tears (D&S 2078)
    Unreleased :
    1956 - My Darling Caroline (D&S)


    Biography :

    When Sylvanus "Syl" Franklin was a boy growing up in Lower Chichester, he wanted to be a famous vocalist with a big band. His dream sort of came true. In the mid-1950s, he and four other students at Chichester High School made up a singing group called The Five Lords. The others members were Elwood "Bunky" Robinson, Joe Pryor, Harold Comegys and John Walker.

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    The Five Lords cut three songs "Oo-La-La", "Falling Tears" and "My Darling Caroline" . "Oo-La-La" b/w "Falling Tears" was released on the tiny label D&S. They also could be heard on a local Chester radio station every week or so. The group broke up, but Sylvanius "Slip" Franklin  & Elwood "Bunky" Robinson would later become members of Jim Jacono & The J's. Franklin continued with his music - this time as a pianist, and sometimes vocalist.


    Songs :

    Oo-La-La                                               Falling Tears

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