Maurice Williams


Doo Wop 

Years active c.1956-present

always klick on pic.s

Maurice Williams (front, center) and the Zodiacs in 1960

MauriceWilliams and the Zodiacs

The Zodiacs - Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Maurice Williams - Lancaster, South Carolina, USA

Born April 26, 1938

South Carolina

 Birth name, Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs were an American doo-wop/R&B vocal group in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Originally the (RoyalCharms, the band changed its name to the Gladiolas in 1957 and the Excellos in 1958, before finally settling on the Zodiacs in 1959. Maurice WilliamsYears active c.1956-present

Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs were an American doo-wop/R&Bvocal group in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Originally the (Royal) Charms, the band changed its name to the Gladiolas in 1957 and the Excellos in 1958, before finally settling on the Zodiacs in 1959.

Early history: Maurice Williams was born 26 April 1938 in LancasterSouth CarolinaHis first experience with music was in the church, where his mother and sister both performed. By the time he was six, Williams was performing regularly there. With his childhood friend Earl Gainey, Williams formed the gospel group the Junior Harmonizers. As rock and roll and doo-wop became their primary interest, the Junior Harmonizers changed their name to the Royal Charms  Read full text here >>> Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs


Original release, HERALD 522 (US) [1960]   b/w   VEE-JAY 678 (US) [1966]

This release, re-issues on ERIC 271 [1987]   ——   Stay   b/w   May I

Stay - 1960


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