The Orlons Booking Agent – Cape Entertainment Agency
Music booking agents for original recording artist The Orlons.
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The Orlons

Fun filled dances tunes were the Orlons specialty, making them one of the most popular groups to ever come out of Philadelphia. Originally called Audrey and the Teenetts, the group was formed in the early Fifties and consisted of Audrey, Jean, and Shirley Brickley, Rosetta Hightower, and Marlena Davis. When Mrs. Brickley refused to let Audrey the youngest the sing with the others in one of Philadelphia's small clubs she and sister Jean quit the group.

Shirley, Rosetta, and Marlena continued to singing at Overland High School where they were heard by fellow student Stephan Caldwell, who sang with a local group called the Romeos. Caldwell brought his baritone lead to the girls attention and joined the group.

The group was influenced by acts like The Chantels, Ray Charles, and The Moonglows. In the fall of 1961 the Orlons auditioned for Kal Mann and were signed to record for Cameo Records. A&R director Dave Appell started writing songs for the group and decided to feature Rosetta on lead. The Orlons' first single "I'll Be True" elicited little interest as did their early 1962 follow-up "Happy Birthday 21."

In early 1962 The Orlons provided back-up vocals on Dee Dee Sharp's Mashed Potato Time" (#2 Pop, #1 R&B). That spring they recorded "The Wah Watusi" which in July made it nationally to the #2 spot. At the same time they again provided back-up vocals on Dee Dee Sharp's second hit "Gravy (For My Mashed Potatoes)" which went to #9. The follow-up to "The Wah Watusi" "Don't Hang Up" reached #4 Pop and #3 R&B in the fall and winter of 1962.

The Orlons' first major performance was at New York's Apollo Theatre with The Crystals, Bob B. Soxx and the Blue Jeans, Chuck Jackson, Tommy Hunt, and Gene Chandler. In 1963 they had hits with "South Street" (#3 Pop, #4 R&B) and "Crossfire" (#19 Pop, #25 R&B).

In 1964 with the start of the British Invasion the best three of the four singles could do was make it into the 60s on the charts ("Shimmy Shimmy," #66 "Rules of Love" #66, and "Knock Knock," #64). These were the last of the Orlons' chart hits.

In 1966 they moved to Calla Records and in 1967 to ABC Records with no success. However, their past successes allowed them to work into the 70s until Rosetta decided to move to England. Shirley died that year.

By the early 90s Marlena had married and had become an executive secretary and Caldwell had worked for the Philadelphia Board of Education for twenty years.


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The Orlons Booking Agent – Cape Entertainment Agency
Music booking agents for original recording artist The Orlons.
Book The Orlons and other top celebrity talent from Doo Wop, the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and disco.


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