• The Keynotes (2)
    L to R : Billy Ables, John Fisk, Ray Flannery and Douglas Taylor

    The Keynotes (2) (Nashville, Tennessee)


    Personnel :

    Ray Flannery (First Tenor)

    Billy Ables (Second Tenor)

    Douglas Taylor (Baritone)

    John Fisk (Bass)


    Discography :

    1954 - Who / They Say (Dot 15225)


    Biography :

    In 1953, they were four David Lipscomb college students who decided to organize a quartet. Their names were Billy Ables, 19, second tenor; Douglas Taylor, 20, baritone; John Fisk, 19, bass; Ray Flannery, 19, first tenor. They decided to call themselves "The Keynotes." They entered the talent show sponsored by THE NASHVILLE TENNESSEAN and the East High School Men's club. They won first prize. An unending series of invitations to make singing appearances began to flood them. Soon they were singing before all sorts of audiences. Randy Wood of Dot Records in Gallatin, Tenn., invited them in for an audition and  liked what he heard. The Keynotes signed a recording contract and recorded " Who" b/w "They Say" released by Dot.

    Songs :
    (updated by Hans-Joachim) 

    Who / The Say


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