1966 – 1968 (2 years)
Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States
Brooklyn-born brother and sister Joseph and Lorraine Ximenes took the stage names Travis and Coventry Fairchild and joined brothers Fred and Bill Moss in Miami to record under the name Clefs of Lavender Hill.
Their first release was intended to mimic British invasion style sounds of the mid-60's, but DJ's in south Florida jumped on the B-side, "Stop! Get a Ticket" and the record was released nationally in the spring of 1966 on the Date label, distributed by Columbia. The song achieved hit status in several regions of the country but barely cracked Billboard's Hot 100 nationally.
Several releases followed with minimal success and Date abandoned the group before releasing an LP. "Stop! Get a Ticket" has since achieved cult classic status and has been included on cult compilations.
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