• The Six Teens

    The Six Teens

    The Six Teens (Los Angeles, California)
    pictures update By Hans-Joachim 

     

    Personnel :

    Kenneth Sinclair(Lead)

    Trudy Williams(Lead)

    Darrell Lewis

    Bevery Pecot

    Ed Wells

    Loise Williams

     

    Discography :

    The Six Teens

    1956 - A Casual Look / Teen Age Promise (Flip 315)
    1956 - Send Me Flowers / Afar Into The Night (Flip 317)
    1956 - Only Jim / My Special Guy (ATG) (Flip 320)
    1957 - Arrow Of Love / Was It A Dream Of Mine (Flip 322)
    1957 - My Surprise / Baby You're Dynamite (Flip 326)
    1957 - Stop Playing Ping Pong (With My Heart) / My Secret (Flip 329)
    1958 - Love's A-Funny That Way / Danny (Flip 333)
    1958 -  Baby-O / Oh, It's Crazy (Flip 338)
    1959 - Heaven Knows I Love Him / Why Do I Go To School (Flip 346)
    1960 - That Wonderful Secret Of Love / So Happy (Flip 350)
    1960 - Suddenly In Love / Little Prayer (Flip 351) 

    Trudy & Louise

    1963 - Teenage Promise* / My Special Guy** (Flip 362)
    *faster version of Teen Age Promise (rec. 1956)  ** same as on Flip 315

     

    Biography :

    The Six Teens' name derived from the average age of the six members divided by six; Ed Wells was the oldest at 17, and Trudy Williams the youngest at 12. Like most teenage groups of that era, they were inspired by Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers.

       

    Originally the Sweet Teens, they recorded one single under that name ("Don't Worry About a Thing" for Flip Records in 1956), with Wells singing lead on the first recording but Williams taking the helm for subsequent releases. The first Six Teens single, "A Casual Look," became their biggest hit. Flip's owner picked "Teenage Promise" but the disc jockeys flipped it, and it went to number 25 on the pop charts and number seven R&B.

The group began performing and spent much of the summer of 1957 performing in Hawaii. "Send Me Flowers," their second release, was number one there, but their third record, "Only Jim," did nothing to advance their career.

    The fourth, "Arrow of Love," showed at number 80, and when Flip began marketing the Six Teens to teenyboppers, their songs and lyrics became unbelievably trite. Tunes like "Stop Playing Ping Pong With My Little Heart" had no chance for success, and a personnel shakeup did nothing to stabilize the group.



      

    In 1957, the Six Teens recorded "My Surprise," credited to the Six Teens featuring (14-year-old) Trudy Williams. Three final recordings failed to chart, but they continue performing with different members until the late '60s.

     
    Songs :

    The Six Teens

         
    A Casual Look                    Teen Age Promise                  Send Me Flowers

         
    Afar Into The Night                    Only Jim                                My Special Guy

         
    Arrow Of Love               Was It A Dream Of Mine                       My Surprise

         
    Baby You're Dynamite               Stop Playing Ping Pong              My Secret         

        
    Love's A-Funny That Way                      Danny                                 Baby-O                  

         
    Oh, It's Crazy             Heaven Knows I Love Him          Why Do I Go To School

         
    That Wonderful Secret Of Love                So Happy                     Suddenly In Love          


    Little Prayer

    Trudy & Louise


    Teen Age Promise

    ...


  • Comments

    1
    Tuesday 30th March at 19:33

    Discography addition

    Trudy & Louise

    1963 - Teenage Promise* / My Special Guy** (Flip 362)
    *faster version of Teen Age Promise (rec. 1956)
    ** same as on Flip 315

    Teenage Promise

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