Hello, The Quin-Tones were a doo-wop group from York, Pennsylvania. Members included, Roberta Haymond-lead, Carolyn “Sissie Holmed, Jeannie Crist, Phyliss Carr, Kenny Sexton and Ronnie Scott. The groups members all attended William Penn High School in York. Paul Landersman, a disc jockey at WHGB in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania became their manager and had them record four songs. The first song to be released was DING DONG on Chess Records in 1958. The single record did not chart but the group did get some air-play.
The next single became the groups only Billboard Hot 100 hit record. DOWN THE AISLE OF LOVE first released on Red Top records was redistributed by the larger Hunt Records once the record began to sell. The single made it Billboard Hot 100 debut on August 18, 1958 and became a huge national hit, charting at #18 and remaining on the Hot 100 for 12 weeks. On September 22, 1958 DOWN THE AISLE OF LOVE charted on the Billboard R&B chart and climbed all the way to #5.
With the success of their hit record The Quin-Tones appeared on American Bandstand and went out on tour. In August of 1958 they played at the Apollo Theater with The Coasters, The Spaniels and other big groups of the day. There follow-up singles THERE BE NO SORROW and HEAVENLY FATHER failed to chart. After releasing just five singles the group broke up in 1960. They reunited in 1986 and continued with changing line ups. Roberta Haymond died in 1996, Carolyn “Sissie” Holmes died in 1995 and Phyliss Carr died in 2006.
The Quin-Tones doo-wop classic, DOWN THE AISLE OF LOVE continues to be a favorite on doo-wop and pop oldies radio stations, 50+ years after it ruled the charts.
CLICK THE TITLE BELOW TO HEAR THE QUIN-TONES SING THEIR CLASSIC HIT…DOWN THE AISLE OF LOVE