THE AQUATONES–“YOU”

JOE T'S SODA SHOP (JOE TROIANO'S BLOG)

Hello,  The Aquatones are a doo-wop group that was formed in Valley Stream, Long Island, New York.  Lynne Nixon shared the lead vocals with Larry Vannata and other members were David Goddard and Eugene McCarthy.  The group was a four-part harmony band and Lynne Nixon’s beautiful soprano soaring over the top, what a beautiful sound.  The group formed in 1956 as the Rhythm Kings.  Larry met Lynne at a dance and asked Eugene and Dave to give her an audition. Upon hearing her beautiful voice, she was added to the band, singing background.  That of course was until Larry wrote their classic hit YOU, a song he wrote for her to sing.  The group changed their name to The Aquatones.  They were discovered by music promoter Lou Fargo who signed them to a recording contract in December of 1957 on his own label Fargo Records.

Their first song they recorded was YOU.  The song made its Billboard Top…

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