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The Harptones

The Harptones were an R & B vocal group formed in 1953 in Harlem, New York City, New York, U.S.A.

The group comprised:

Willie Winfield (lead) (b. 24th August 1929, Norfolk, Virginia, U.S.A. d. 27th July 2021, U.S.A.)

Nick Clarke (first tenor) (b. 1943, U.S.A.)

William Dempsey (second tenor)

William 'Dice' Galloway (baritone) (b. 1933, Manhattan, U.S.A. d. 18th July 2017, Hough's Neck, Quincy, Massachussetts, U.S.A.)

Billy Brown (bass) (d. 1957, U.S.A.)

Curtis Cherebin

Bernard J. 'Jimmy' Beckum (b. 22nd February 1930, U.S.A. d 7th February 2001, U.S.A.)


Raoul J. Cita (pianist / arranger) (b. 11th February 1928, New York City, New York, U.S.A.)

The Harptones were an R&B Doo Wop vocal group.

Their hits included the Top 40 singles 'A Sunday Kind of Love', 'Life Is But a Dream', and 'Memories of You'.

Dice Galloway was drafted in November 1954. He passed away in 2017.

Billy Brown died of a drug overdose in spring 1957.

Willie Winfield

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Willie Winfield passed away in 2021.

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the harptones - 1971 / the harptones feat. willie winfield - 1973 / love needs - 1982 / sunday kind of love - 1992

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The Paragons Meet The Harptones (Musicnote Records 1963)

The Harptones Featuring Willie Winfield (Relic Records 1971)

Echoes Of A Rock Era 12 tracks by the Harptones, 12 by the Crows (Roulette Records 1972)

The Harptones Featuring Willie Winfield Vol. 2 (Relic Records 1973)

Golden Classics: The Goldner Recordings, 1956-57 (Collectables Records 1991)

A Sunday Kind Of Love (Relic Records 1992)

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