The Midnighters were a group from Detroit. They were one of the most important and influential groups of the 1950s and early 1960s, with numerous ground-braking hit records that helped define the R music of that era, and played an important and integral part in the development of Rock and roll and Doo-wop music. They were also notable for launching the career of lead singer Hank Ballard, and the world-wide dance craze The Twist, and provided a crucial link between R & B and Rock and Roll.
The Penguins, from Los Angeles, was an American Doo Wop group who recorded Earth Angel in 1954. That was the B side, but it reached #1 on the R&B chart. The A side, Hey Senorita, did not chart. The Penguins were active into the 1960's and were inducted into the Vocal Group HOF.
This Friday, PBS' 'American Masters' Celebrates Rock 'n' Roll Legend Fats Domino in New Documentary (Watch 2 Clips): Fats Domino was one of the most popular rockers of the 1950s and early 60s. His achievements and record sales during that time were rivaled only by Elvis P