• Kenny Loran & The Laurels (4)

    Kenny Loran & The Laurels (4)

    Kenny Loran 

    Kenny Loran & The Laurels (4) (Lawndale, CA)  


    Personnel :

    Kenneth Albert Loranger "Kenny Loran" (Lead)

    LaVerne Loranger

    Jim Logue

    Danny Hinzo

    John Wells (Bass)


    Discography :

    1958 - Lonely Boy / Change Of Love (Challenge 59010)

    Biography :

    Kenny Loranger "Kenny Loran" started out singing with friend Danny Hinzo in 1957. They called themselves "The Jamaica Jerks".  They eventually became a five man group with the addition of John Wells, LaVerne Loranger (Kenny’s Brother) and Jim Logue, all from Leuzinger High School, in Lawndale, CA.  

    Kenny Loran & The Laurels (4)     Kenny Loran & The Laurels (4)    Kenny Loran & The Laurels (4)    Kenny Loran & The Laurels (4)
              Jim Logue                         Danny Hinzo                           John Wells                     LaVerne Loranger

    A neighbor by the name of Bill Peppers heard them sing, and approached them to do a record. Bill changed the group's name to 'Kenny Loran & The Laurels'.  Challenge Records cut their recording. "Lonely Boy" and a B-side titled  "Change of Love".  Both were written by Kenny.  

    Kenny Loran & The Laurels (4)     Kenny Loran & The Laurels (4)

    The group was hired as back up singers for Gene Vincent  & The Blue Caps. The manager for Kenny Loran & The Laurels died of a heart attack. The group disbanded in 1959. Mr Peppers rented the Red Wagon , and started a program on KFWB called 'Hawthorne Night of Stars' with headliners Fats Domino, Sam Cooke, and The Crickets.

    Songs :
    (updated by Hans-Joachim) 

    Change Of Love                                    Lonely Boy     


  • Comments

    Thursday 14th April 2016 at 17:21

    kenny make also a rockabilly recording ,like you're chickened out  on capitol without the laurels

    you can easily listen to this song onthe various .artists. lp "original capitol rockabillies.

    Tuesday 1st October 2019 at 19:00

    My pops!

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