1962 The Majors – A Wonderful Dream
A group of four men and one woman vocalists from Philadelphia formed The Majors in 1961. Ricky Cordo handled lead vocals for the group, which became known for his extremely high falsetto.
Producer Jerry Ragovoy worked at Chancellor Records and co-wrote, produced, and arranged the group singing A Wonderful Dream. Imperial Records distributed the record. Many listeners thought the group’s female member was singing lead on the song, but it was Ricky!
The single peaked at #22 on the Hot 100 in 1962.
The group only charted with one more record. The two sides of their next single reached #63 and #83 on the Hot 100 near the end of 1962. One album and nearly a dozen other singles followed by 1964.
Jerry went on to write a few successful songs, including Cry Baby, Time Is On My Side, Pata Pata, and Piece Of My Heart.
The Majors are still actively entertaining audiences on the oldies circuit and can be found at https://www.facebook.com/Earthstarz/
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