• The Crescents (4)

    The Crescents (4) (Sidney, Australia)


    Personnel :

    Col Loughnan (Lead Tenor)

    Mike Downes (Baritone)

    Kel Palace (Second Tenor)


    Discography :

    Singles :
    1959 - Everlovin' / You broke my heart (Leedon LS565)
    1959 - Mr. Blue / You mean everything to me (Teen TC-008)
    1959 - Mr. Blue / How important can it be? (Leedon LS581)
    1960 - The hand of god / When you wish upon a star (Lee Gordon LS598)
    1960 - One more kiss / Picture of love (Lee Gordon LS602)
    1961 - Way of the cross / Story of the cross (Chris Christensen) (Leedon LK12)
    1961 - Get a job / Silhouette (Leedon LK101)
    1961 - The stars will remember / Love, love, love (Leedon LS6056)

    EP :

    1960 - Rock Time
    Down by the riverside / Why do fools fall in love / Sorry (I ran all the way home) / Dreaming (Leedon LEP314)


    1960 - Hit It For Six
    Everlovin' / You broke my heart / Mr. Blue / How important can it be? (Leedon EP316)


    Biography :

    Formed in 1959 in Sydney, the group was originally called The 4 Tops. The quartet of seventeen-year-olds took their inspiration from the numerous American vocal harmony groups around at the time.

    When one of the group left to join the Air Force, the remaining members decided to continue on as a trio and consequently they changed their name to The Crescents. On 7th March 1959 they made their debut television appearance on Six O'Clock Rock and it didn't take long for them to become regulars on the show.

    Their success prompted Johnny O'Keefe to sign them to a recording deal with the Leedon Records label. Their debut single release in December proved reasonably successful and this led to appearances on the television shows Bandstand and Teen Time.

    February 1960 saw the release of their second single Mr Blue, which reached the Sydney Top 10.
    When their lead vocalist left to replace the Delltones lead vocalist who had been killed in a car accident, it signalled the beginning of the demise of the group.

    Songs :

    The hand of god                            Mr. Blue

    Dreaming                                      Everlovin

    Picture of love


  • Comments

    Friday 21st October 2011 at 13:19
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    Thursday 17th January 2019 at 23:45

    There are 2 errors in your release listings for this Sydney, Australia singing group.  Firstly, the single you list on Teen TC-008 is NOT sung by this group.  The Crescents were never signed to Teen label and spent their entire short 2 year existance with Lee Gordon's "Leedon" label.  Although the Teen single lists The Crescents on both sides of the record, both songs are sung by different acts. 'Mr Blue" is sung by the US group THE DREAMERS who recorded their version for Bell Records USA.  The b-side "You Mean Everything To Me" is sung by Teen artist JOHNNY ROBSON.  (This bizarre mix-up is explained in the comments at the 45 CAT website for this record)


    The second error I noticed on your site is the order of their releases.   "The Stars Will Remember" is NOT their final release as you have listed here, although it was the last one to feature the original three singers.  Their FINAL single release was "GET A JOB" / "SILHOUETTES" (Leedon  LK-101) in September 1961 after baritone Mike Downes had quit the group in June and been replaced by new singer Alan Roberts. 

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