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      Doo wop group the Velvetones formed in Newark, NJ, in 1943. According to the article on Marv Goldberg's R&B Notebooks website (, the initial Velvetones were tenor lead Madison Flanagan, second tenor and bassist Walter Dawkins, baritone and guitarist Sam Rucker, and pianist/arranger Enoch Martin, and they spent their formative years touring the Midwest, with a 12-week engagement at Newark's Piccadilly Club in mid-1945 helping land a deal ... Read more

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