The Five Wings

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Doo-wop group, formed in mid-50's in Harlem, New York.

Originally called the 5 Stars. Members and their roles: Jackie Rue (lead - later of Jackie and the Starlights), Frank Edwards (tenor), Billy Carlisle (second tenor), Melvin Flood (baritone) and Tommy Grate (bass; brother of Dovers' lead Miriam Grate). Their manager was Hiram Johnson, brother of bandleader Buddy Johnson and future owner of the Johnson label. Kenny "Butch" Hamilton replaced Frank Edwards and the group became a trio (Billy Carlisle, Tommy Grate, and Butch Hamilton) for one more release. They evolved to The Dubs.
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