The Flamingos

Universally hailed as one of the finest and most influential vocal groups in pop music history, the Flamingos defined the music of the day at its most elegant and sophisticated, their matchless harmonies profoundly impacting the Motown Sound of the 1960s and the Philly sound of the following decade. 

As their touring commitments expanded to count opening appearances for jazz legends including Duke Ellington and Lionel Hampton as well as legendary venues like Harmen’s Apollo Theatre, the Flamingos not only developed a series of razor-sharp choreographed dance routines later emulated by the Temptations and other vocal groups; but as the years went by they also honed their skills as instrumentalists, in the process becoming one of the first self-contained R&B outfits.