l to r: richard travis, dee irvin (front), tony thomas and jimmy willingham
The Pastels comprised of:
Big Dee Irwin (DiFosco 'Dee' Ervin - lead)
Richard Travis (tenor)
Tony Thomas (tenor)
Johnny B. Willingham (baritone)
The Pastels were an R&B, doo wop vocal group formed at a U.S. Air Force base in Narsarssuak, Greenland, in 1954.
Their first live appearances were with military showcases.
been so long b/w my one and only dream - 1957 / you don't love me anymore b/w let's go to the rock and roll ball - 1958
In 1958, their song 'Been So Long' reached the R&B top 5 (number 24 on the Billboard pop chart).
They also released 'You Don't Love Me Anymore' and 'So Far Away'.
The group disbanded in 1959.
Been So Long b/w My One And Only Dream (Mascot-123/Argo-5287 - 1957)
You Don't Love Me Anymore b/w Let's Go To The Rock & Roll Ball (Argo-5297 - 1958)
So Far Away b/w Don't Knock (Argo-5314 - 1958)