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Phyllis A. Carr
Birth: Sep. 11, 1939
Death: Apr. 20, 2006

R&B/Doo-Wop Musician. A native of York, Pennsylvania, Carr was a member of the musical group, 'The Quintones.' The group is also known as 'The Quinteros' and 'The Quin-tones.' The group was formed in the 1950s in York, Pennsylvania, by William Penn Senior High School students Kenny Sexton, Jeannie Crist, Carloyn 'Sissie' Holmes, Roberta Haymon, and Carr. They began performing at local dances and other functions when they caught the attention of Paul Landersman, a disc jockey for the WHGB radio station in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Following a promise by Landersman to have the group on the television program, "American Bandstand," within a year, the group signed a management deal with him. The group released there first single, 'Ding Dong,' in February 1958, on the Chess Record Label, but it wasn't a big success, although they did get other jobs. This was followed by there next recording, 'Down The Aisle Of Love,' on the Red Top Label (later Hunt Records took over). The recording became the group's number one hit, selling over 800,000 copies, and reaching #18 on the Billboard Music Charts. There follow up was the song, 'Please Dear.' On August 28, 1958, the group played the famous Apollo Theater, with the likes of the Coasters, Spaniels, Chantels, and the Coasters. The group received a standing ovation from the audience after there performance. Following the release of there next two songs, 'There Be No Sorrow,' and 'Heavenly Father,' the group's popularity began to plummet. There album sales were down and there record companies and Landersman soon lost interest. The group disbanded for good in 1960, when Haymon got married. Although disappointed the members did go onto doing other things, although they never recorded again. In 1986 the Quintones were reunited for a short time thanks to the efforts of a disc jockey from Grand Rapids, Michigan. There is also another version of this group (Vince Carr, Ceasar Westbrook, Buck Generetta), who are currently seeking a record deal, while they perform at weddings and clubs. In 1995 Carolyn Holmes passed away, and so did Roberta Haymon in 1996. Carr went onto work as a caseworker for the Department of Public Welfare for 30 years, and also worked as a crossing guard. On April 20, 2006, she passed away from breast cancer in her native York, Pennsylvania, at the age of 66. (bio by: K) 
 
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Susquehanna Memorial Gardens
York
York County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
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Record added: Apr 23, 2006
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