The Empires

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        Harlem, NY-based R&B group the Empires formed in 1953 -- according to Marv Goldberg's profile in the December 1977 issue of Yesterday's Memories, the group was a family affair, teaming tenor Les Cooper, his nephew Johnny "Buddy" Barnes on lead tenor, and his cousin William Goodman on bass. After relocating to New York from their native Norfolk, VA, they added baritone Bobby Dunn, completing the original Empires lineup, and after fine-tuning their harmonies at local churches, clu... Read more

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