The richness, breadth, and brilliance of American POP vocal group music
is often overlooked. The group revival of the 50s was part of the
post-war trend away from big bands. Vocal groups came in twos, threes,
fours, and fives—the Everly Brothers, the McGuire Sisters, the
Crew-Cuts, the Platters—all were effective singers, blending unique
sounds and styles. Whatever their origins or musical backgrounds, the
vocal groups brought bright, youthful melodies to their audiences.