The Crescendos

The Crescendos

The Crescendos were an early American rock and roll group from Nashville, Tennessee.
Formed in 1957 by five men who attended Cumberland High School in Nashville. the Crescendos succeeded with the song "Oh, Julie" the following year, which rose to #4 on the U.S. Black Singles chart and #5 on the Billboard Hot 100. George Lanius, who was lead singer for the quintet, told Wayne Jancik in The Billboard Book of One-Hit Wonders that a Nashville DJ named Noel Ball discovered the group playing talent shows. "He took us to Nasco [Records]. And he gave us 'Oh, Julie' to record. The label says Ball and Ken Moffit wrote it, but if the truth were to be known, it was Moffit's song. The record sold over one million copies, earning a gold disc. The song featured backing vocals by Janice Green, who happened to be auditioning at the recording studio where the single was recorded. They recorded two more singles for Nasco which flopped, then disbanded by 1959. Reportedly all members of the Crescendos lived within 15 miles of each other at least 30 years after "Oh Julie" was a hit, but they avoided performing together in favor of working on individual careers outside of the music industry.


The Crescendos Discography Tracks


The Crescendos Oh Julie Guest Star US 1962 Sell This Version
609 The Crescendos Sweet Dreams About...(20 Original Recordings)(CD, Mono) Teenager Records 609 Germany 2002 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

The Crescendos Oh Julie / My Little Girl (Single) Nasco Records US 1957 Sell This Version
The Crescendos School Girl Nasco Records US 1958 Sell This Version
45-6021 The Crescendos Rainy Sunday / Young And In Love(7") Nasco Records 45-6021 US 1958 Sell This Version
The Crescendos Let's Take A Walk (Single) Scarlet Records (5) US 1960 Sell This Version
ANT-709-S Crescendos* Oh Julie (7", Single, RE) AVI Antiques ANT-709-S US 1980 Sell This Version


Scarlet 1453 The Crescendos Sweet Dreams About...(LP, Comp) Scarlet Records (5) Scarlet 1453 US 1991 Sell This Version

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