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The Velvets were an American doo wop group from Odessa in Ector County in West Texas. The African American quintet was formed in 1959 by Virgil Johnson, a high school English teacher, with four of his students. Roy Orbison heard the group and arranged for them to be signed to Monument Records in 1960. Their first release was the standard "That Lucky Old Sun" but their biggest hit single was "Tonight (Could Be the Night)", which hit #26 on… read more

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  • Avatar for Lowbacca
    lots of impressive tracks. fans should get THE COMPLETE VELVETS.
  • Avatar for jetthroe
    Track # 5 " I " is NOT the same Velvets on Monument records.A different group from the 50's.

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