• The Fabians

    The Fabians
    Al Anderson & Dave Whiston

    The Fabians (Morgantown, WV.)

    Personnel :

    Al Anderson (Lead)

    Dave Whiston (Vocal)

    Keith Collins (Bass)

    Ed Collins (Saxophone)

    Roger Britton (Drums)

    Ronnie Kemper (Guitar)

    Discography :


    Biography :

    In 1959, Al Anderson began singing as the only black person in a popular vocal & instrumental group, the Fabians in Morgantown. Also in the group are Dave Whiston (Vocal), Keith Collins (bass), Ed Collins (saxophone), Roger Britton (drums), and Ronnie Kemper (guitar). Al Anderson joined The Fabians in 1959 as lead singer and continued until 1962. In February 1962, Bruce Cloud departed from Billy Ward & the Dominoes. This left just a trio: Billy Ward, Monroe Powell, and Milton Merle. To replace Cloud, Ward put an ad in several black newspapers in March. Al Anderson read the ad in a Pittsburgh paper. Ward requested a picture and an audition tape, and that's what Al sent off. The Dominoes were off on a tour, but one day Al got a telegram saying that they were returning at the end of June; he was told to meet them in Bakersfield, California.  In 1965, Al sang both the lead and background vocals on the song "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve." The song was released in October of that year. Shortly after cutting the album Al was contacted by his brother and asked to return to Osage, WV where his father was very ill. It was the end of his role with The Dominoes.

    Songs :

    The Dominoes (Lead Al Anderson)

    What Are You Doing New Year's Eve

  • Comments

    Doug Rohrman
    Thursday 10th January 2019 at 22:48

    There was a group calling themselves the Fabians who recorded Confidential on Blue Rocket 315. The year is unknown. They had a male lead with a female group. Apparently, not the same group?

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