The Radiants were formed in Chicago, Illinois, in 1960, where its
members met singing in the youth choir of Greater Harvest Baptist Church.
They performed both gospel and secular tunes, they found that labels were
not interested in gospel groups anymore, and concentrated on secular tunes,
eventually landing a deal with Chess Records. Billy Davis produced their
early records, including the first, "Father Knows Best", "One Day I'll
Show You", which was a regional hit in Cleveland in 1962. There last hit
was "Hold On", and after several more failed singles the group was dropped
by Chess in 1969.
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