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Gregory Carroll
Birth: Dec. 19, 1929
Baltimore
Baltimore County
Maryland, USA
Death: Jan. 25, 2013
Creston
Ashe County
North Carolina, USA

Singer, Songwriter. He will be best remembered for his vocal contributions to the 1950s music ensemble The Orioles. Born John Wayne Carroll in Baltimore, he made his initial mark in the music industry as a founding member of The Four Bubbles. They enjoyed a minor hit with "I Will Walk" (1951) and after their dissolving, he moved onto The Orioles whom were already established in the area. With Carroll at second tenor, The Orioles recorded their most successful hit "Crying In The Chapel" (1953), which became a platinum record for Elvis Presley twelve years later. They are regarded by many as being one of the most significant R&B groups during their era. After the members went their separate ways, Carroll briefly joined The Ink Spots. By the early 1960s, he gravitated to the production aspect in addition to writing. Along with Doris Troy, Carroll penned the song "Just One Look" (1963). It became a Top-10 hit for Troy that year. The score was further popularized by recorded versions from The Hollies in 1964 and Anne Murray in 1974. Carroll, on occasion would perform with the at-that-time incarnation of The Orioles. He was inducted as part of the Orioles into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995. He died of complications from an aneurysm. (bio by: C.S.) 
 
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Originally Created by: C.S.
Record added: Jan 30, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 104400693
Gregory Carroll
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Gregory Carroll
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
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