• The New Yorker's Five

    The New Yorker's Five (New York City)

    Personnel :

    Rocky Smith (Lead)

    Shelly Dupont (Baritone)

    Johnny Darren (Second Tenor)

    Freddy Barksdale (Bass)

    J.R. Bailey (First Tenor)

    Discography :

    1955 - Cha Cha Baby / Gloria My Darling (Danice 801)
    1955 - To Be (Danice) (Unreleased)

    Biography :

    After The third Crickets group broke up, Freddy Barksdale and J.R. Bailey formed the The New Yorker's Five with lead Rocky Smith, baritone Shelly Dupont and second tenor Johnny Darren.


    Later 1955, their lone single, "Cha Cha Baby'/"Gloria My Darling", was issued on Danice Records based; Flap's Record Shop on 125th Street. Bobby Spencer, also sang with The New Yorker's Five .

    By the summer of 1956, The New Yorker's Five had broken up.

    Songs :

    Gloria My Darling / Cha Cha Baby


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