• The Floridians aka The Joylarks
    George "Lucky" Lloyd

    The Joylarks (Allentown, Pa)
    aka The Floridians


    Personnel :

    George "Lucky" Lloyd

    Farouk Kamma

    Norman Williams

    John Price


    Discography :

    The Joylarks
    1959 - Betty My Love / In The Rain (Snag 107)

    The Floridians   
    1961 - I Love Marie / The Lucky Old Sun (ABC-Paramount 10185)


    Biography :

    In Allentown, George Lloyd was approached by some other guys in the neighborhood who were interested in forming a singing group. The group consisted of Farouk Kamma, Norman Williams, John Price and George Lloyd and rehearsed and practiced the popular hits at the time.  They decided to  to name themselves the Joylarks and participed  to an audition for the “Pepsi-Teen-Show.” A record promoter had the show had this radio and was listening and heard them sing.

    The Floridians aka The Joylarks    The Floridians aka The Joylarks

    His name was T. Griffin. He approached the group afterward and asked them if we were interested in cutting a record.  Two songs written by two members of the group were recorded. "Betty My Love" which was written by Farouk Kamma and “In The Rain" which was written by John Price. George Lloyd arranged the background vocal and harmony for both songs.” It was officially released in May of 1959 by Snag records. Almost two years later, the group recorded two new titles "I Love Marie" and "The Lucky Old Sun" released in February 1961 as the Floridians.

    The Sinceres (1)   

    Jay & the Techniques


    Some years later George Lloyd met young Jay Proctor (from the Sinceres) and started a new group : Jay & the Techniques.

    Songs :

    The Joylarks

    Betty My Love                         In The Rain

    The Floridians   

    I Love Marie                           The Lucky Old Sun


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