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The Flamingos

In 1955, l to r: jake carey, nate nelson, johnny carter, zeke carey and paul wilson

The Flamingos were an R & B vocal group, formed, in 1951, in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.

The group comprised, at various times, of:

Zeke Carey (b. Ezekiel Carey, 24th January 1933, Bluefield, Virginia, U.S.A. d. 24th December 1999, Washington, District of Columbia, U.S.A.)

Jake Carey (b. Jacob Carey, 9th September 1926, Pulaski, Virginia, U.S.A. d. 10th December 1997, Lanham, Maryland, U.S.A.)

Paul David Wilson (b. 6th January 1935, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A., d. 15th May 1988, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.)

Johnny Carter (b. John Edward Carter, 2nd June 1934, Chicago, U.S.A. d. 20th August 2009, Harvey, Illinois, U.S.A.)

Terry 'Buzzy' Johnson (b. Isaiah Johnson, 12th November 1935, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.)

Tommy Hunt (b. Charles James Hunt, 18th June 1933, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.)


Nate Nelson (b. 10th April 1932, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. d. 10th April 1984, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.)

The Flamingos were a doo wop group, popular in the mid to late 1950's.

They were best known for their 1959 cover version of 'I Only Have Eyes for You'.

They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001.

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the flamingos - 1959 / flamingos serenade - 1959 / flamingo favorites - 1960 / requestfully yours - 1960

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the sound of the flamingos - 1962 / their hits then and now - 1966

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The Flamingos (Checker Records 1959)

Flamingos Serenade (End Records 1959)

Flamingos Favorites (End Records 1960)

Requestfully Yours (End Records 1960)

The Sound Of The Flamingos (End Records 1962)

The Spiritual And Folk Moods Of The Flamingos (End Records 1963)

Their Hits - Then And Now (Philips Records 1966)

Flamingos Today (Philips Records 1971)

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