Kenny Loran & The Laurels (4)
Kenny Loran & The Laurels (4) (Lawndale, CA)
Kenneth Albert Loranger "Kenny Loran" (Lead)
John Wells (Bass)
1958 - Lonely Boy / Change Of Love (Challenge 59010)
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.
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.
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.
(updated by Hans-Joachim)
Change Of Love Lonely Boy
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