Marc taylor (mellow_q)
Post Number: 337
Posted From: 22.214.171.124
|Posted on Tuesday, May 15, 2007 - 9:24 am: ��||���|
Just received an e-mail about this...
Carolyn "Carol" Johnson -- Original Member of The Exciters
(1945 - 2007) died appr. May 7, from cancer.
I am sad to announce the death of Carolyn "Carol" Johnson,
original member of The Exciters, whose big hit rendition
of "Tell Him" rocketed to the top of the charts in late
1962. Carol, along with other members Lillian Walker, Sylvia
Wilbur and lead singer Brenda Reid formed the group in 1961,
first billed as The Masterettes. Neighborhood friend Herb
Rooney suggested that they become the sister group to his
group, The Masters. Eventually the quartet became a trio of
young ladies with Rooney as the piano player and the fourth
voice, changing their name in the process. Although they
never again charted high on the pop charts, they recorded an
amazing array of R&B classics such as a version of Bert
Berns' "Little Bit Of Soap", Ellie Greenwich's "He's Got The
Power" and the original version of "Do Wah Diddy Diddy",
recorded a year earlier than Manfred Mann's hit version.
Tony Russi (tony_russi)
Post Number: 2344
Posted From: 126.96.36.199
|Posted on Tuesday, May 15, 2007 - 9:40 am: ��||���|
Thank you Marc for the info. The Exciters were a GREAT group. That whole "Tell Him" LP was excellent!Condolences to Carol Johnsons family & friends.
Post Number: 3599
Posted From: 188.8.131.52
|Posted on Tuesday, May 15, 2007 - 9:44 am: ��||���|
Condolences to the friends and family of Carol Johnson. And to think we were just talking about the Exciters about two weeks ago... May she rest in peace.
Post Number: 426
Posted From: 184.108.40.206
|Posted on Tuesday, May 15, 2007 - 10:00 am: ��||���|
Sorry to hear of her passing. I am glad she is featured in the GIRL GROUPS video.
Post Number: 401
Posted From: 220.127.116.11
|Posted on Tuesday, May 15, 2007 - 12:22 pm: ��||���|
Tell Him is great record. RIP
Post Number: 1670
Posted From: 18.104.22.168
|Posted on Tuesday, May 15, 2007 - 5:40 pm: ��||���|
Hi this is Kev-Lo RIP Carol thank you for the great music and memories.
Kevin Goins - KevGo (kevgo)
Post Number: 1417
Posted From: 22.214.171.124
|Posted on Tuesday, May 15, 2007 - 6:32 pm: ��||���|
"Tell Him" was a defining moment in pop music. Great hook and melody. To think it was the song that inspired a young Dusty Springfield to change her musical direction from folk (with the Springfields) to the pop/R&B genre that defined her career.
Carol's membership in the Exciters played a great role in pop music. May she forever rest in eternity.
Kevin Goins - KevGo
Mark Speck (mark_speck)
Post Number: 3567
Posted From: 126.96.36.199
|Posted on Tuesday, May 15, 2007 - 7:46 pm: ��||���|
RIP, Carol, and thank you...
Midnite Johnny (jpatpt)
Post Number: 2237
Posted From: 188.8.131.52
|Posted on Tuesday, May 15, 2007 - 10:41 pm: ��||���|
Marc....sad news.....thank you for sharing.