1950s EASY-POP Songs and Singers...on the verge of Rock 'n Roll
Norman Wright, lead tenor, replaced original member Bernard Robertson, Clarence Quick, bass, Corinthian (Kripp) Johnson, first tenor, Don Jackson, second tenor, later replaced by Gus Backus, David Lerchy, baritone, replaced original member Samuel Paterson
Famous EASY-POP hit single during the 50s: Come Go With Me 1957
The Dell-Vikings also had a hit with Whispering Bells in 1957.
Recording career with hits on the charts: 1956-1958 Record Label: Dot
Notable for being one of the few racially integrated musical groups to attain success in the 1950s, The Dell-Vikings, were an American doo-wop musical group who recorded several hit singles. (They were also known as The Del-Vikings (without the double ‘l’) and with and without the hyphen). The group was formed in 1955 by members of the US Air Force stationed in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Their first hit came in 1956 when the Norman Wright-led Come Go With Me, with its simple, swinging verse and punchy bridge, propelled into the top-ten. Whispering Bells with Clarence Quick on lead and Norman Wright doing bass, was recorded and released before the group split. In the sixties, after they all had completed their Air Force service, they reunited and toured widely.