Part of the history of doo wop were those groups that had a New York sound, and one of those were The Chevrons. “Lullabye” was a top 40 hit in 1960 and earned the Chevrons an appearance on Dick Clark’s American Bandstand. The song was written by Mickey Baker, Lee Greenlee, and Booker Lee. The Chevrons started singing in the Inwood Section of upper Manhattan in 1958. Group members were: tenor lead singer Dennis Minogue (later known professionally as Terry Cashman), lead baritone/baritone John “Marty” Trautman, second tenor Gary Giordan, first tenor Frank Williams, and bass, Al Conde. The Chevrons broke up in 1962 when Marty Trautman was drafted into the U.S. Army.
At the time of the recording, Dennis Minogue was playing minor league baseball with the Detroit Tigers. The combination of baseball and music would play a part in his later success. On re-entering the music business in 1964, Minogue changed his name to Terry Cashman and had a long string of hits as a performer, writer, and producer. In 1979 he wrote the iconic “Talkin’ Baseball” which eventually led to his being honored at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY.
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