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The Plants

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The Plants were a doo wop quartet, based out of Baltimore, Maryland and formed in 1955. James Lawson (baritone), Thuman Thrower (bass), Steve McDowell (first tenor) and George Jackson (lead) constituted the original line-up, who were known as The Equadors. They got their break from Zell Sanders, owner of J&S Records, performing for her backstage at the Royal Theatre during a concert by The Moonglows. They released their debut, "Dear I Swear" in autumn of 1957, but it failed to achieve national success despite being a regional hit. They released another failed single in 1958, "From Me", after appearing on The Buddy Deane Show, a major musical venue in Baltimore at the time. A new lineup was assemebled in 1958 by Zell Sanders, recording "I Searched the Seven Seas", while Jackson pursued a solo career, releasing a few singles during the 1960s.

Another group

Currently there is another performing group using the name "The Plants. This four-piece group is a Philadelphia-based band for kids with an eclectic style that traverses musical genres while exploring the potential of the imagination.

Formed in November 2009, The Plants consist of members Daniel Peters, Gabe Romano, Adam Monaco, and Winston Johnson. Mixing funk, folk, mo town, do-wop, rock and more The Plants offer everyone a truly great musical experience! Each song is specifically written to spark new ideas, evoke different emotions, and encourage creativity. From a snake wearing flip-flops to intergalactic insects, the lighthearted music of The Plants is catchy, often times silly, and fun for children and adults alike.

The Plants debut album Sprouting Out, released in May of 2011, has been featured on radio and internet programs across the United and States and recently has begun to be played across the world. Their song “Monster Under My Bed” was voted the # 1 Song of 2011 on WXPN’s Kids Corner in Philadelphia. They released their second full album In Full Bloom in 2013 and are currently working on their third album to be released in Spring 2016.

References

The Plants Wikipedia


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