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 Lowman Pauling

Lowman Pauling

Birth
Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, North Carolina, USA
Death 26 Dec 1973 (aged 47)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, North Carolina, USA
Plot Sec. A Plot 207 Grave 8
Memorial ID 14738396 · View Source
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R&B/Doo-Wop Musician, songwriter. A native of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, he was a member of the 1950s to 1960s musical group, The Five Royales (or The "5" Royales). The group formed in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, in 1952, and besides Pauling, it included members, Jimmy Moore, Eugene Elijah "Gene" Tanner, Elijah J "Eudell" Graham, Obadiah H. "Scoop" Carter, Clarence Pauling (aka Clarence Paul), John 'Johnny' Tanner, and Otto 'Jeff' Jefferies. The group's music consisted of doo-wop, jump blues, rhythm and blues, soul, and gospel. Originally known as the Royals Sons Quintet, they began recording on the Apollo Record Label, in the early 1950s. After the brother of Lowman Pauling left the group, the band changed there name to the Five Royales. In all, the group released seven Top Ten R&B hits including, "Baby Don't Do It", and "Help Me Somebody", which both landed at #1 in 1953. They left there Apollo Record Label in 1954, and signed with the King Record Label that same year. Throughout the next few years they released other recordings including "Think", "Tears Of Joy", and "The Slummer The Slum." Throughout the rest of the late 1950s and early 1960s, the group continued to record, but spent most of that time touring. They later left the King Record Label, and after a few other recordings, the group called it quits, and disbanded in 1965. The group's whose other recordings include, "Mine Forevermore", "I'm With You", "The Feeling Is Real",' "Thirty Second Lover", "Come On And Save Me", "One Mistake", "Monkey Hips And Rice", "Do The Cha Cha Cherry", "Mohawk Squaw", "School Girl", "Goof Ball", "I Do", "Crazy, Crazy, Crazy,", "She Did Me Wrong", and "Much In Need", were also the inspiration for the like of James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, The Shirelles, and the Mamas & The Papas. After the group broke up, the members went onto do there own things. Also known for his guitar playing skills, Pauling also wrote a number of the group's many recordings, including the single, "Dedicated To The One I Love", which was recorded by The Shirelles on the Sceptor Records Label in 1958. The song was one of The Shirelles biggest hits, and a somehwat hit for The Mamas and The Papas in 1967. Pauling continued to work in music, but after the breakup of the group he took a janitorial job at a Synagogue in Brooklyn, New York. On December 26, 1973, Paulman suffered a seizure and passed away at the age of 47.


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  • Originally Created by: Peterborough K
  • Added: 26 Jun 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 14738396
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lowman Pauling (14 Jul 1926–26 Dec 1973), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14738396, citing Evergreen Cemetery, Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .