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Kalin Twins

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Port Jervis, New York, USA (1952 – 1966, 1977 – 1979, 1989 – 1989)

The Kalin Twins (born 16 February 1934, Port Jervis, New York, USA) were a pop music recording duo, comprising twin brothers Hal and Herbie Kalin (d. 24 August 2005 and 21 July 2006, respectively).

A classic example of one-hit-wonder syndrome, the Kalin Twins have a more interesting history than many who fall into this age group. They were real life twins (many references give their birth date as 1939 but this was a Decca Records diversion, in an attempt to make them appear younger than they were).

Their first public performances came at just five years of age at a local Christmas party, and the bug stayed with them. Their first public appearance came in just five years at a local Christmas party, and the error stayed with them. They graduated from Port Jervis High School in June 1952, but plans to break into the music industry were delayed when Hall was drafted into the Air Force as a radio operator. They graduated from Port Jervis High School in June 1952, but has plans to break into the music industry was delayed when Hall was drafted in Air Force as a radio operator. They kept in touch during this period, recording and writing songs on a tape recorder and sending them back and forth. They kept in touch during this period, recording and writing songs on a tape recorder and send them back and forth. After Hal’s discharge in 1956 they set about resurrecting their double act. After Hall’s release in 1956 they set about resurrecting their double act. During these early struggles a demo single was pressed, combining the compositions “Beggars Of Love” and “The Spider And The Fly.

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