The Flamingos

A Complete History of the Doo-Wop Legends

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About the Book

Formed by five young black men from Chicago, The Flamingos rose to prominence as one of the top vocal acts of the 1950s rock and roll explosion. They appeared in motion pictures and turned out a string of hit records that have remained popular for more than a half-century. Providing a wealth of never-before-told stories of the influential quintet and their experiences in a white-dominated industry, this book details the back-room record deals, life on the road, the creative process, meticulous recording sessions and live performances, based on interviews with original members and those who worked with them.

About the Author(s)

Todd R. Baptista is a clinical consultant pharmacist, radio show host and avid music collector. He has hosted and co-produced several dozen successful concerts at various venues in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New York. He lives in Westport, Massachusetts.

Bibliographic Details

Todd R. Baptista
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 60 photos, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2019
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7982-2
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3789-1
Imprint: McFarland