Saturday, March 11, 2017



This survey sheet features a virtual banquet of pop songs from the year 1967. There was hard stuff, fluff, pop and teen music. But topping the charts this week was a group from Cincinnati called The Casinos. 

The Casinos were a nine-member doo-wop group from Cincinnati, Ohio, led by Gene Hughes and which included Bob Armstrong, Ray White and Pete Bolton. Ken Brady performed with the group, taking over for Hughes from 1962-65 as lead singer. Pete Bolton was replaced at the time by Jerry Baker. Brady left the group to perform as a solo artist and Hughes returned, at which time The Casinos became a nine-piece group. 
They are best known for their John D. Loudermilk-penned song "Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye," which hit #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1967, well after the end of the doo-wop era.

The Casinos were playing in a Cincinnati club where WSAI disc jockey Tom Dooley liked to visit. Dooley had a song he wanted to record but needed a band to provide the music. The Casinos had been getting great reaction to "Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye" at the club and wanted to record it. Dooley offered to pay for studio time at Cincinnati's King Records Studio for the group to record their song if they would back up Dooley on his song. The Casinos' tune, not his, quickly became a national hit. (wikipedia)

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