After the release of Fine, Fine Girl / Oh Baby in 1963 they disbanded when Willie Schofield got drafted and Eddie Floyd and Wilson Pickett weren't always available.
Robert West (2) manager of The Falcons refused to let his group die.
He took a group known as The Fabulous Playboys (who recorded on Daco, Apollo Records (2) and Contour (3) and were The Ramblers (26) on Federal Records (2)) and made them The Falcons.
Towards the end of the 60s into the 70s original members began to come back under the Falcons name.
The second incarnation of The Falcons continued performing as The Firestones (3).