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The Moonglows
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Vocalists
    (1951-1960)
    Born in Louisville, Kentucky
    Harvey Fuqua (July 27, 1929-July 6, 2010), lead (on uptempo numbers)
    Bobby Lester (January 13, 1930-October15, 1980), lead (on ballads)
    Pete Graves, tenor
    Prentiss Barnes (April 12, 1925-October 1, 2006), bass
    Billy Johnson (1924-April 29, 1987), guitar
    Recorded 'Secret Love,' 'Sincerely,' 'In My Diary,' 'See Saw,' 'We Go Together' and 'Ten Commandments of Love'
    They were originally called Crazy Sounds.
    'Ten Commandments of Love' only lists nine commandments.
    Fuqua renamed the band 'Harvey & the Moonglows,' then fired the rest of the band and hired a group called the Marquees (featuring a young Marvin Gaye) to replace them (1958).
    Fuqua, Graves, Lester and, after Lester's death, Bobby Lester, Jr., have all lead different versions of the band on the oldies circuit.
    Their biggest hit, 'Sincerely,' lost pop airplay thanks to a whitewashed cover by the McGuirre Sisters and songwriting royalties from Alan Freed claiming a composing credit in return for promoting the record.
    Fuqua became an executive at Motown Records, where he signed Gaye and discovered the Spinners, Junior Walker and David Ruffin.
    They were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame (1999) and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (2000).

Credit: C. Fishel


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