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The Vogues
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The Vogues

The Vogues were a singing quartet from Turtle Creek, Pennsylvania. They consisted of Bill Burkette (lead baritone), Don Miller (baritone), Hugh Geyer (first tenor) and Chuck Blasko (second tenor).

Originally, the group was called "The Val-Airs." After recording one song for Coral Records, "Laurie, My Love," they adopted the name "The Vogues." They soon signed a contract with the small Co & Ce Records; label, run by Herb Cohen and Nick Cenci.

Their first hit, "You're The One" (1965) rose to #4 on the Billboard charts and was followed by "Five O'Clock World" which reached the same #4 level. Two more hits, "Magic Town" and "The Land Of Milk and Honey," did not reach the same heights but still made Billboard's Top 40 in 1966.

As their sound was not in step with the trend in rock & roll;, their fortunes dwindled, but in 1968, now signed with Reprise Records, they had another hit, "Turn Around, Look at Me," which reached #7 on the Billboard Charts. Also beginning in 1968, they had hits with recordings of three traditional pop music hits from the 1950s, "My Special Angel," "Till," and "No, Not Much".

The group lost favor in the 1970s but various groupings of singers using the name of The Vogues continued to sing into the new century.

They were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2001.

External link

Vocal Group Hall of Fame page on The Vogues