• Bobby Collins, Robert Whitehead (Rear), Lloyd Jones (Front) and Will T. Vance

    The Sports (Nashville, TN.)


    Personnel :

    Lloyd Jones (Lead)

    Will T. Vance (Tenor)

    Robert Whitehead (Baritone)

    Bobby Collins (Bass)


    Discography :

    Nick Dean & The Sports   
    1956 - High School Baby  /  When You Lose Your True Love (Deb 1001)

    The Sports Featuring Lloyd Jones
    1956 - True Love Come Back To Me / Hot Lips And Pretty Brown Hair (Deb 1002)

    Biography :

    The Sports were a group of young high school and College lads composed by  Bobby Collins, Robert Whitehead, Lloyd Jones and Will T. Vance . The Sports have garnered a reputation for harmony in local and middle Tennessee bookings. They also have furnished the background vocalising for records, especially two sides cut by Nick Dean for the Deb Label. Nick Dean (Nee Nicholas "Nick" Boone) Younger brother of Pat Boone was born 1 June 1935, Jacksonville, Florida, USA. Todd's brief career from 1957-60 was built during the era when record companies were flooding the market with teen idol types who could sing a poppish unthreatening style of rock 'n' roll. As the younger brother of the king of poppish rock 'n' roll, Pat Boone, Todd was quickly snapped up.

    The Sports
    Nick Boone (Nick Dean)

    After his first release on Deb, Nick Boone was signed to Dot Records (which gave the singer his name by reversing the company's name). Todd's "Plaything", which entered the US Top 50 in 1957, brought the singer to the public's attention, and, that same year, a cover of Danny And The Juniors' "At The Hop" (number 21) cemented a relationship with his teenage fans. There then followed a spate of television appearances and fan magazine profiles, but it did not last and Todd left the music business to pursue a career in social work. The Sports recorded a second single for Deb records with "True Love Come Back To Me" and "Hot Lips And Pretty Brown Hair."


    Songs :
    (updated by Hans-Joachim) 

    Nick Dean & The Sports   

    High School Baby / When You Lose Your True Love

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