• The Paramounts (1)
    Robert Peebles (Robert Knight)  

    The Paramounts (1) (Franklin, Tennessee)


    Personnel :

    Robert Peebles (Robert Knight) (Lead)

    Clarence Holland

    Richard Simmons

    Neil Hooper

    Kenneth Buttrey


    Discography :

    The Paramounts (1)
    1960 - Congratulations / Why Do You Have To Go (Dot 16175)
    1961 - When You Dance / You're Seventeen  (Dot 16201)

    Robert Knight
    1961 - Because / Dance Only With Me (Dot 16256)
    1962 - Free Me / The Other Half Of Man (Dot 16303)


    Biography :

    Born in Franklin, Tennessee, Knight made his professional vocal debut with the Paramounts. In 1961, Richard Simmons formed the group The Paramounts, a quintet consisting of school friends with Robert "Knight"  Peebles, Kenneth Buttrey, Neil Hooper and Clarence Holland. The Paramounts was produced by Noel Ball for Dot Records and they recorded two singles "Congratulations"  b/w  "Why Do You Have To Go" and "When You Dance" b/w "You're Seventeen" .

    The Paramounts (1)  The Paramounts (1)

    It was Noel Ball who had come up with the stage name Robert Knight, and released a couple of solo singles on him. After a moderate R&B chart hit in 1961 with "‘Free Me", there was some kind of contractual issue with Dot, and he never recorded for them again. Knight went on to attend Vanderbilt University, where he formed another vocal group, The Fairlanes. Gayden heard him singing with them one night, and was blown away. He brought him to Cason and Russell, who he knew were looking for talent for their new label. His first recording, ‘Everlasting Love’, written by  Buzz Cason and Mac Gayden, was an immediate success and earned him a No.13 US hit.


    Songs :

    The Paramounts (1)

    Congratulations                    Why Do You Have To Go

    When You Dance                       You're Seventeen


    Robert Knight

    Dance Only With Me                        Free Me

    The Other Half Of Man


    Everlasting Love


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