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.


Edited by Phaseman66 on 14 Feb 2009, 02:51

All user-contributed text on this page is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
Text may also be available under the GNU Free Documentation License.

Factbox

Generated from facts marked up in the wiki.

No facts about this artist

You're viewing version 3. View older versions, or discuss this wiki.

You can also view a list of all recent wiki changes.

More Information

From other sources.

Links
Labels