Magnificent Men, The : HOLLY GO SOFTLY/ HOLLY GO SOFTLY

Magnificent Men, The : HOLLY GO SOFTLY/ HOLLY GO SOFTLY

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Promo, Mercury, 1970. 

vinyl condition: G (some surface noise)

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A white R&B vocal septet from York and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA, the Magnificent Men (often abbreviated to the ‘Mag Men’) drew their members from doo-wop groups called the Endells and the Del-Chords. From the latter band were culled singers Dave Bupp and Buddy King, with instrumental backing provided by the former Endells (Jim Seville, Bob Angelucci, Tom Hoover, Terry Crousare and Tom Pane). 

Signed to Capitol Records in 1965, their single MAYBE, MAYBE BABY gained them radio exposure for which brought them to the Apollo Theatre in New York. Their legendary performance drew James Brown up from the audience, joining them in a 45-minute set.

They soon joined the Motortown Revue as its only white act, but the rest of their Capitol singles failed to chart and in 1969 the Magnificent Men moved to Mercury Records. After two more stalled singles, the group did not record again.