The Mills Brothers, sometimes billed as The Four Mills Brothers, were an American jazz and pop vocal quartet of the 20th century who made more than 2,000 recordings that combined sold more than 50 million copies, and garnered at least three dozen gold records. The Mills Brothers were inducted into The Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1998. The group was originally composed of four brothers born in Piqua, Ohio, 25 miles (40_km) north of Dayton: John Jr. (October 19, 1910 - January 23, 1936) bass vocalist and guitarist, Herbert (April 2, 1912 - April 12, 1989) tenor, Harry (August 9, 1913 - June 28, 1982) baritone, and Donald (April 29, 1915 - November 13, 1999) lead tenor. Their parents were John Hutchinson (February 11, 1882 _ December 8, 1967) and Eathel Mills. John Sr. owned a barber shop and founded a barbershop quartet, called the '"Four Kings of Harmony"'.
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