1. The Students (Tokyo, Japan)
Based around guitarist/singer Akiko Yoshida, bassist Atsushi Oba and with drummer Tetsurou Suzuki joining them as a live member, Japanese indie/punk/new wave trio The Students may or may not have been named after a fictional band hinted at but never seen in the video for Supercar's "Lucky". They drew on a mixture of influences from Japan (Tama, Spitz, Number Girl) and overseas (Led Zeppelin, REM, Joni Mitchell, Prince) – none of which were ever more than faintly detectable in their music. Instead, they used catchy pop hooks and lo-fi art-punk aesthetics to draw you into a fragile, awkward, stumbling, chaotic and beautiful universe entirely of their own.
2. The Students (US)
The Students were a doo-wop vocal group which formed in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1956. Although they only released 5 sides, two of them - I'm So Young and Every Day of the Week - became doo-wop standards. "I'm So Young" in particular became hugely popular (and durable), and has been covered by groups as diverse as the Beach Boys, Rosie and the Originals, and The Ronettes. In June 1956 they had won the 2. price on the amateur hour at the Apollo Theatre in New York . The song , "Jenny Lee" ,had a release on FORDHAM 109 b in 1956 and was written by William "Prez" Tyus , later manager of the group .
Both "I'm So Young" and "Every Day of the Week" were written by William H. "Prez" Tyus, Jr., a local Cincinnati high schooler. Tyus wrote the songs and gave them to a local African-American vocal group called the D'Italians. After the group secured a recording contract with Checker Records, they renamed themselves The Students, and it was under this name that Tyus's two classic doo-wop songs were recorded.
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