The Trinidads

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A Chicago group formed by Charles Colbert that performed in the late '50s and early '60s. Their brief discography lists two singles issued in 1959 on Formal Records, "Don't Say Goodbye" b/w "On My Happy…
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A Chicago group formed by Charles Colbert that performed in the late '50s and early '60s. Their brief discography lists two singles issued in 1959 on Formal Records, "Don't Say Goodbye" b/w "On My Happy Way" (Colbert wrote both sides) and "One Lonely Night" b/w "When We're Together." Members came and went and some believed the Trinidads evolved into the Trends, who recorded on Smash and ABC Records, but this can't be verified. Colbert wasn't a member of the Trends, though it's possible they replaced him and changed the name when he deserted them after the Formal failures to sing with the Daylighters. After the Daylighters, Colbert joined Gary & the Knight Lites, a racially mixed group that evolved into the American Breed ("Bend Me, Shape Me").