The Avalons

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        The Avalons emerged from the same vibrant (albeit incestuous) Newport News, VA, R&B scene that also yielded the Five Keys, the Leaders, and the Chateaus. According to Marv Goldberg's profile in the March 2002 issue of Discoveries, the group's roots lie in a versatile R&B and gospel group dubbed the Chimes, formed in 1947 by tenor/baritone Charles "Bobby" Crawley, tenor Ulysses Hicks, baritone Leroy Harris, and bass Bernard Purdie. Hicks resigned in 1948, later resurfacing in the... Read more

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