• The Five Wings

    1957 - L to R : Donald Trotter, Edward Wallace, Donald Burg, Houston Rice & William Keller

     

    The Five Wings (Dyess AFB, Abilene, TX)




    Personnel :

    Donald Trotter (Lead)

    William Keller (First Tenor)

    Donald Burg (Second Tenor)

    Houston Rice (Baritone)

    Edward Wallace (Bass)




    Biography :

    Dyess AFB Vocal group, In Juin 1956, The boys got together and discovered that all had singing experience, several with professional groups. They began practice shortly after, and have sung many engagements both on and off base since. it is composed of Houston Rice, Edward Wallace, Donald Burgs, Donald Trotter and William Keller. Keller, first tenor of the group sand formally with the recording stars Five Keys, Trotter, lead tenor was with the Five Coins, a group out of Bakersfield, Calif. Burgs, second tenor, sang with the Selectones, when that Air Force group was on the AF show "Top In Blue" In 1955. Wallace, Bass, sang with the university's glee club, while Reece, the Baritone, sang in his high school chorus. Burgs is the Writer of the group, The Wings do his own special arrangement of "Hound Dog" and also sing a tune he wrote called "Paradise Hill" plus other compositions. They sang on the March of Dimes telethon, KRBC-TV and also sung over KRBC radio.





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