The Moonglows

The Moonglows

About The Moonglows

The Moonglows were an American R&B and doo-wop group based in Cleveland, Ohio. Originally formed in their native Louisville, Kentucky as the Crazy Sounds, the group moved to Cleveland, where disc jockey Alan Freed renamed them 'the Moonglows' (after his own nickname, 'Moondog'). Freed helped to promote the group during their early years and, in a common practice of the day, often took a co-writer credit as compensation for his efforts. Lead singer Harvey Fuqua served as the group's leader and chief writer. Vocals were split between Bobby 'Lester' Dallas and Fuqua, and sometimes, in the group's occasional duet leads, both. The other members were tenor Alexander 'Pete' Graves and bass Prentiss Barnes, with Billy Johnson on guitar. The Moonglows recorded one single for Freed's Champagne label in late 1952, and then for Chicago's Chance Records in 1953 and 1954.

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