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J. Frank Wilson & The Cavaliers

This US outfit was formed in the mid-50s in San Angelo, Texas, by Sid Holmes (guitar), Lewis Elliott (bass), Ray Smith (drums), Rob Zeller (saxophone) and Alton Baird (vocals). After years of little success, the group teamed up with new vocalist Frank Wilson (b. 11 December 1941, Lufkin, Texas, USA, d. 4 October 1991). Wilson was serving in the Air Force in San Angelo, Texas, and upon his discharge in 1962 the band stayed together to play in the area. Their lone US hit, ‘Last Kiss’ was one of the last of the particular genre known as ‘death rock’, in which teenagers sang about teenage lovers who meet horrifying deaths from accident, suicide, and fatal disease. (Others in this area included the Shangri-Las’ ‘Leader Of The Pack’, Mark Dinning’s ‘Teen Angel’ and Ray Peterson’s ‘Tell Laura I Love Her’.) ‘Last Kiss’ first charted in 1964, when it zoomed to number 2, and briefly charted again in 1973. The song was written and originally recorded without success by Wayne Cochran who, during the 60s had built up a career as a Caucasian version of James Brown. Shortly afterwards the line-up sundered, with Wilson forming his own version of the Cavaliers and recording ‘Hey Little One’, but the song had none of the inspiration of its predecessor and charted at only number 85. Wilson’s former bandmates, minus the ousted Holmes, continued playing as the Cavaliers with new members James Thomas (vocals) and Gene ‘Buddy’ Croyle (guitar). Further line-up changes ensued but these Cavaliers enjoyed as little success as the outfit led by Wilson. The latter embarked on a solo career in the mid-60s, but his progress was blighted by the alcoholism that took his life in 1991.
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Don't read this.You will be kissed on the nearest Friday by the love of your life. Tomorrow will be the best day of your life.Now that you have been reading this don't stop. post this on 15 other songs in 143 minutes.When your done press the space bar and your crushes name will appear in big letters it's really freaky cause it actually works

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I always get chocked up when I hear this song��
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Leave a comment…defi n i t e l y in my top3 list of all time
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dkgoodpaster
I was stationed (US Air Force) with J Frank. He would have loved most of these comments. He was a very nice guy and we partied (maybe a little too much).
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Pearl Jam did a version of this song too.
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I like the spanish version
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mikekingston 1 1 1 1
I hate this
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sixtothepoin t
Incredible
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mimaep
love this song
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love this song... sad but I love it
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blast from the past !!
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This song is sad
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I love this song. Still know the words......
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dragonlady60 8 8
June????
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dragonlady60 8 8
Excellant
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montez_ray11
This song can never get old, I absolutely love it.
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judycarlton3
Still know all the words to this song--and still love it!
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charsepu64
I have always loved this song!!!
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Love this song even for being 18 years old. Absolutely love it
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This song is in Spanish too 〰
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Cool classic from the days of hot rods and teen tragedies.
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Like this classic from the days of hot rod and teen tragedy songs.
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Love This Song
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alnavarijo
I happen 2 have an LP w all t sad songs of that time. T back of t LP cover has a slit & is shaped like a kleenex box , how cool is that ! Iam old & so r those songs. Ha ! Yes good music.
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Love this first version of Last Kiss!
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Una de las canciones más famosas del mundo, en América Látina la popularizó el mexicano Polo, hizo muy buena versión al español.
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Follow me for music you might like. I like the song.
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But he made people around the world happy and was loved.
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I mean love last kiss it's so sad if you listen to what he says.
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Follow me for music you might like. I like the song.
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I'm surprised that this made it to publishing.
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8 marriages and he's asking where can my baby be?
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Oh were oh were can my baby be the lord took her away from she's gone in heaven so I got to be good So I can see my babh when I leave this wolrd
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Whith this song i remember mexico df when i was very jung, i lisent songs on english but i dont know what they said, i live on america rigth now and i like this lisent doo woop song its amazing...
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Where oh where can my baby be? This song, wow. I'm not a big fan, but I love this song
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El ultimo beso ,.
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Oh where oh where can my baby be, the lord took her away from me, shes gone in heaven so I got to be good, so I can see my baby when I leave, this world.......
I love this song its so aad thought
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I sure do love these bio's!
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I never knew who sang this song!
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So happy that contemporary groups like Pearl Jam are covering old songs.
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Pearl jams cover of this song is one of my favorites! It's slower than this. Other than that nice song!
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I was a little kid in the early '60's when the so called teen-death melodrama songs were popular and they always disturbed me. I liked Rock and Roll much better and of course the Girl Groups were great.
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I had a drill sergeant (Sgt. Hartley) who claimed to have been the drummer for the band. Everything I had read did not list the drummer's name as Hartley. Now, after reading this, I wonder if he wasn't with one of J. Frank Wilson's bands after the original band broke up.
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I like this song very much
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Yall can keep your weak beets from your corny producers, there's a new king in da streets. . Your gonna get youse to- NAS
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Love Love Love this song! Pearl Jam's cover is pretty cool too.
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Try the Spanish version . Its actually very good and sounds exactly the same except for the language of course. If there are racists out there then dont take this sugestion. But yeah look it up...
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Great song
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Not in your heart just believe that's all there is no confessing no feeling sorry just faith alone and Christ alone
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