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Biography

The String-A-Longs were an instrumental group from Plainview, Texas, produced by Norman Petty on Warwick Records. They consisted of Richard Stevens, lead guitar, Keith McCormack and Jimmy Torres, rhythm guitars, Aubrey de Cordova, bass guitar and Don Allen, drums.

Their biggest hit single was "Wheels" in 1961, which was revived later the same year by the Joe Loss Orchestra as "Wheels Cha Cha". The tune peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was the number 8 single of 1961 according to Billboard.

The track reached number 8 in the UK Singles Chart and sold over one million copies. "Wheels" was followed by "Brass Buttons" (U.S. #35), "Should I", "Replica" and others.

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