Hello, and welcome to the "Wall of Sound Book" My name is Max J. Grdinic-Weiner, and I created this blog for people who love Doo Wop, 60's  Garage & Classic Rock. I will be posting various articles and classic videos, please feel free to stop by and leave a comment or suggestion, as  I want this to be a true community  blog.
I am still building , so it will fill with time. In the meantime, please bookmark and come back often! 

You can catch The Carolina Sounds Beach Show on Saturday 7pm - 10pm via WEVA-AM 860 in Emporia, Va. & Sunday 3pm - 6pm on WODR-FM COOL 105.3, www.coolbeach1053.com. You can also hear a delayed broadcast of the show on Wednesday 2pm - 5pm on www.southernsoul.com and on daily (excl Wed & Sun) from 3pm - 5pm on www.starfmradio.net.

Here is some rare vintage footage of Dion and the Belmonts from 1958 and "I Wonder Why":

Donald Banks, original bassist for the Tymes, died Friday (October 7) of complications from a stroke and cancer. Donald helped form the group with Albert Berry, Norman Burnett, and George Hilliard in Philadelphia in 1956 as the Latineers. Changing their name to the Tymes in 1960 (and adding George Williams on lead) they charted with such hits as "So Much In Love" (#1-1963), "Wonderful Wonderful" (#7-1963) and "Somewhere" (#19-1964). By 1969 the group found itself without a recording contract, playing clubs around Philadelphia for four years before joining RCA Records and releasing "You Little Trustmaker" (#12-1974). And while its follow-up, "Ms. Grace" only reached #91 in the U.S. that year, it was a #1 record in Britain. The group added two female singers but failed to chart again after Donald left in 1977. He became a manager of a fast food restaurant, but returned to perform with the group on the oldies circuit in 1980. The Tymes were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2005.

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