Arthur Crier, influential Doo-Wop singer

Arthur Crier was born in Manhattan on April 1, 1935, and grew up listening to the Ink Spots and the Mills Brothers in the early 1940s.   A glee club singer by the first grade, he was performing gospel with a local amateur quintet called the Heavenly Five in the Morrisania section of the Bronx by age 15. In the winter of 1953, Arthur formed the Chimes and recorded two singles, including “Dearest Darling”, for Royal Roost that year.  In early 1956, he recorded several songs for Old Town Records with a group called the Hummers.  The Mellows had first recorded… Read More

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