The Vogues

You're The One
#4 in 1965


The Vogues were an singing quartet from Turtle Creek, Pennsylvania, a Pittsburgh suburb. They consisted of Bill Burkette (lead baritone), Don Miller (baritone), Hugh Geyer (first tenor) and Chuck Blasko (second tenor). Originally called "The Valaires," the group included a fifth member, Neil Foster. After disbanding in the early 1960s, the group reformed as a quartet by 1965 (minus Foster), adopting "The Vogues" as their new name. The name was derived from Vogue Terrace, a popular teenage dance hall that also housed Willett Records in North Versailles, Pennsylvania. It was owned by Willett and was the site of numerous performances by the group during their "Valaires" days. For their first release as The Vogues, the group chose an original song by Petula Clark, "You're the One" (1965) - co-written by Petula Clark and Tony Hatch, releasing it on their own Blue Star label. As the record caught on locally in the Pittsburgh area, they quickly sought out a source to distribute the disc nationally, and soon signed a contract with the small Pittsburgh-based Co & Ce Records label, run by Herb Cohen and Nick Cenci. The song rose to #4 on the Billboard charts and was followed by "Five O'Clock World," which reached the same #4 level. Two more hits, "Magic Town" and "The Land of Milk and Honey," did not reach the same heights, but still made Billboard's Top 40 in 1966.
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