The Majors

While traveling to Myrtle Beach South Carolina to golf, I get to listen to a lot of Sirius Radio. I heard a song from 1962 that I really liked and  I guess this group is in the 1-Hit category. They went through a lot of name changes…

 The Majors
1.  A Wonderful Dream/ Imperial 5855/ September 1962/ #22

Formed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, in 1959, The Majors were an R&B quintet who crossed over to the US pop charts three times in 1962, most notably with their debut, ‘A Wonderful Dream’.

The group comprised lead singer Rick Cordo, Ron Gathers, Gene Glass, Idella Morris and Frank Troutt; their recordings were produced by the influential Jerry Ragovoy – ‘A Wonderful Dream’ was his first Top 40 success.

The Majors had their roots in a harmony group called The Premiers. Upon recording their first single, ‘Lundee Dundee’, for Rocal Records in 1960, they changed their name to The Versatiles.

The next time the group entered the studio was in 1962 for the Ragovoy-produced tracks for Imperial Records. During 1963, they recorded eight singles for the label, as well as one album.

The group resurfaced with a single on ABC-Paramount Records in 1966, under the name The Performers. They toured throughout the 60s but split by the end of that decade.



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