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The Hollywood Argyles were a doo wop band put together by producer/songwriter Kim Fowley, then still a student at University High School in West Los Angeles. They had one hit record, "Alley Oop" (Lute 5905), in 1960, then faded into obscurity.

According to Gary Paxton – who, at the time, was half of Skip and Flip (“It Was I”, “Cherry Pie”) – Alley Oop was written by Dallas Frazier as a country tune:

"As for the name, Kim Fowley and I… read more

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  • Bringing whole new meaning to the term "one hit wonder", they recorded, like, what, two or four songs?
  • WTF?
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