The Carollons were formed in New York, USA, in the mid-50s. Originally called the Emeralds, the quintet featured Robert Dunson, Irving Brodsky, Artie Levy, Jimmy Laffey and Tyler Volks. Volks and Dunson were shortly replaced by Richard Jackson and Eric Nathonson. Inspired by the Moonglows and the Dells, they wrote much of their own material. ‘Chapel Of Tears’ was their debut release on Mohawk in 1958 and was a considerable local success. They toured the north-east throughout the year and appeared on Clay Cole’s television show. The more pop-orientated ‘Hold Me Close’ followed but failed to build on their initial breakthrough. When ‘You Say’ was also ignored the group disappeared with it.
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