• The Three Twins

    Top : Al Douglas - Bottom : Art Iwan & Bill Bigger

    The Three Twins (Bloomington, In)

    Personnel :

    Al Douglas (Tenor & Bass/Piano/vibes)

    Art Iwan (Baritone & Violin/Bass)

    Bill Bigger (Tenor/Baritone & Guitar/Bass)

    Discography :

    1955 - Oh Baby Doll / I Want A Shoulder To To Cry On (Kahill 1001)
    1955 - You'll Do It Someday / The Willow Weeps (Kahill 1004)
    1958 - All My Dreams / His (Banana 512)

    Biography :

    Vocal & Instrumental group from Bloomington, Al Douglas, Art Iwan and Bill Bigger are the Three Twins. These lads hail from the midwest. Art Who plays the violin, drums and bass attended North western University where he got his Masters Degree in Violin.

    As for Bill, he's the "twin" who plays guitar and bass  Came by his Masters degree in voice and composition at Illinois Wesleyan University. Al is the lad you see at the piano when he is not also playing bass and the He had the same education as Bill.

    In 1955, They have recorded their arrangements with Kahill records and released "Oh Baby Doll" b/w "I Want A Shoulder To To Cry On" (Kahill 1001). The  record was very popular in the region and The trio make their home in Chicago when they aren't playing the states "live". They appeared on television and radio. In 1957, The Group won an Arthur Godfrey Talent Show.

    (L to R) Al Douglas, Bill Bigger and Art Iwan

    A few months later, armed with their success kahill released a new single: "You'll Do It Someday" b/w "The Willow Weeps" on Kahill 1004. For nearly four years the trio toured throughout the country and cut another singles in 1958 "All My Dreams" b/w "His" on the Banana Label.

    Songs :
    (updated by Hans-Joachim)   

    All My Dreams / His


  • Comments

    Susan Ralston Webste
    Monday 2nd November 2020 at 17:14
    My Dad knew and went to college with Bill Bigger. As a child I grew up on their music. One year for my birthday I got a fancy new dress and was taken to a real night club where they were playing. After many years my Dad found out he was teaching I think at Marietta College in Ohio, only a couple hours from where I lived . We made reservations at the Becky Thather Paddle Wheel in Marietta. I had reserved a table close to the front. I believe Bill was doing a single show. My favorite song was Little Jimmy Brown. I just heard it on a country station and looked the group up and was so surprised to find som music and info on them! My Dad passed in 2000 and I don’t know where his records would have went. I remember the banana label! If anyone has info on Bill Bigger please email me. Would love to by some of their records!
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