Hilder. They had their first release on Northridge Records. Another label they had a release on was Äva Records which was owned by Fred Astaire. Hilder who in those days was called Tony Hilder is credited ads co-composer and producer of "Please Be My Love Tonight" which was the A side of the single.
Robert Hafner was the credited as co-composer for the B side. Other 45 releases were on Original Sound Records and Impact Records. They recorded a single for the Skylark label. The single "Flamingo" actually featured Los Angeles vocalist Billy Storm on lead. Storm also co-produced the single. At one stage the group was joined by Tom Johnston who would go on to become a member of The Doobie Brothers. Their 1966 recording "The Key To My Happiness" has become a Northern Soul favorite, and is in Ian Levine's all-time Top Ten Northern Soul sounds list.
It is also in the top-ten list of Northern Soul fillers as picked by Wigan Casino DJ Richard Searling. As recorded on the Popsike website, in a 2007 eBay auction, a black label version of the MGM release of the song went for a tasty £350. The Charades, with original members Ray Baradat and Syl Grigsby, continue to perform and record. The group has two CD release in 2010 "Connections" and a release in 2015 "Echoes of Yesterday". Members Johnny T.Johnson (Tenor,Lead) Syl Grigsby (Falsetto,Baritone,Lead) Alex Pilkinton (Bass,Baritone,Lead)* Levern Butler (Baritone) Ray Baradat (Tenor,Baritone) Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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