The Lettermen are an American pop musical vocal group that was extremely popular in the 1960’s. They are known for their great melodies and light arrangements.
Lettermen's Career Path
The Lettermen got their start in the 1950’s when the group was formed by Mike Barnett, Dick Stewart and Tony Butala. There big break as a group came when they went out for the a part on the comedy show of Jimmy Durante. It was on this show that they obtained the part of impersonating the Rhythm Boys. The Rhythm Boys were a popular vocal group from the 1920’s. It was the rhythm Boys that led Bing Crosby to notoriety. Butala was the only member of The Lettermen that remained a constant during their shows and the other two members were replaced. Butala along with the replacements decided to venture into Hollywood with the new group and give a career in music a try. There first record was recorded at the end of 1959.
Lettermen's Greatest Hits
After a few misses, the Lettermen reach popularity in 1961. The Way You Look Tonight, When I Fall in Love, and Theme from a Summer Place were some of their biggest hits during the early 1960’s. They continued to have success into the late 1960’s with more hits like Hurt So Bad and Love.
Lettermen Career Accomplishments
Even though The Lettermen had a bit of a rocky start, they have a lot of accomplishments. During their time in the music industry, The Lettermen had 11 Gold records, 5 Grammy nominations and a Cleo Award.
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