The Marcels were an American doo-wop group from the early 1960's and were well-known for turning popular music songs into rock and roll. The group formed in 1959 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania which is also a bit out of the usual in an era of Motown, Hollywood and New York artists dominating the pop music scene.

    They were lead singer Cornelius Harp, bass Fred Johnson, Gene Bricker, Ron Mundy, and Richard Knauss. Fred Johnson's little sister Priscilla gave the group its name, whic andh was named after a popular hair style of the day, the marcel wave. They signed to Colpix Records. It is interesting to note they were a mixed group - and that was not very common in that time period - but definately worked out well for them. We have not any information on what happened to them later but are glad to have some of their work here to share with you.

We remember them best for their vesion of "BLUE MOON" which you will hear here on

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