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Kirby Stone
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Birth: Apr. 27, 1918
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Death: Jul. 13, 1981
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

He was the leader of a vocal group from the 1950`s and 60`s. Made albums such as "Baubles, Bangles, Beads, The Kirby Stone Touch" and "The Go Sound ". Other members included Eddie Hall, Mike Gardner, Larry Forster. Some of the musicians on his albums were Alvino Ray and Kai Winding. The song "Baubles, Bangles, Beads" was nominated for a Grammy.

Real first name Herbert.

The Kirby Stone Four were an American vocal ensemble popular in the 1950s and early 1960s.

Kirby Stone founded the group in the years after World War II and began playing clubs in the New York area. They won slots on local television, including The Ed Sullivan Show, and soon after signed to Columbia Records. Several LP`s followed, including Baubles, Bangles and Beads; their version of the song "Baubles, Bangles and Beads" became a hit in the U.S. in 1958, reaching #25 on the Billboard Hot 100.[1] The song was also nominated for a Grammy award. On the strength of the single, the album reached #13 on the Billboard 200.

Among the backing musicians that played on Kirby Stone Four albums were Jimmy Carroll's orchestra, the Kai Winding Quartet, Alvino Rey, Shelly Manne, and Al Klink. Their style, which melded swing jazz, vocalese, and early rock and roll was referred to as "The Go Sound". They made many appearances on U.S. television shows such as The Judy Garland Show into the mid-1960s. By that time their sound had faded from popularity, and in 1966 they recorded a rock & roll album with The Tokens as the United States Double Quartet. During this time Stone directed several TV variety shows.


 
 
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  Julia Viola Miraglia Siciliano (1923 - 2011)*
 
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Record added: Jun 12, 2010
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