The Aquatones were formed as "The Rhythm Kings" in
September 1956. The original members were Dave Goddard, Larry Vannata,
and Gene McCarthy. Larry met Lynne Nixon at a dance, found out that she
sang, and asked Gene and Dave to give her an audition. They agreed and
were happy to hear Lynne's beautiful voice. At first, she sang only
backgrounds, until Larry wrote the song "You" for her to sing.
The group's very first release, in January of 1958, was the ballad "You",
with the rocker "She's The One For Me" on the flip side.
Helped by airplay on American Bandstand, "You" soon hit the
Top 40 charts all over the country. It reached #7 in New York, #1 in
Boston, and #21 on the Billboard national pop charts. Their last single,
"Crazy For You" b/w "Wanted (A Solid Gold Cadillac)"
was released in July 1961.Lynne passed away in 2001. The group is now
comprised of Dave Goddard (original founding member), Colette Delaney,
Rich Hornung,and Paul King. Paul King died Christmas Eve 2013.
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