The group began recording in 1959 as The Cubans, but changed their name to The Upfronts after the political crisis in Cuba. Their first and biggest hit was the nostalgic tune "Those Oldies but Goodies (Remind Me of You)", a # 9 Pop and # 28 R&B hit in 1961. The group's live act sometimes included wearing togas on stage. They broke up in 1962, at least partly due to an argument between lead singer Carl Burnett and member David Johnson (who performed the spoken-word portion of "Those Oldies but Goodies") as to which of them was Little Caesar.
In 1975, Johnson put together a new Little Caesar And The Romans and recorded a single called "Disco Hully Gully".
Carl Burnett (Lead)
David "Caesar" Johnson (Lead / Baritone)
Johnny O'Simmons (Tenor)
Early Harris (Tenor)
Leroy Sanders (Bass)