• The Splendors (1)  (Clairton, PA)


    Personnel :

    Lloyd Roberts (Lead)

    Arnold Everson (Tenor)

    Allen Jarrett (First Tenor)

    Cartrell Metz (Baritone)

    James Hall (Bass)


    Discography :

    1960 - The Golden Years / The Echo Tells Me (Taurus 101/Astra 1037)
    1961 - Deputy Dog / Who Can It Be (Taurus 102)


    Biography :

    The Splendors surfaced in Pennsylvania in 1956. Their school friends advised them and assisted them with their rehearsals and practices. By 1959, they were a self-contained unit, both vocalizing and playing instruments. The Splendors' manager, Ken Julian, began his own label. Taurus in 1960.

    The Splendors

    Lead Singer Lloyd Roberts left the group in  1961 and was replaced by Vince Henderson. Everson soon began studies at California state college in Pennsylvania. He left soon after this. Numerous personnel change Followed. Willie Anderson replaced Cartel Metz on his departure. Ethel Barber became the group's first Female lead. When she departed in 1963, They found Shirley Holmes to perform at lead.
    Mitch Rosalsky "Encyclopedia of Rhythm and Blues and Doo-Wop Vocal Groups"



    The Golden Years                   The Echo Tells Me                   Who Can It Be



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