The Tymes began as the Latineers in 1956. They were signed by Cameo-Parkway in 1963 releasing their hit record “So Much In Love” on August 3rd of the same year. The song hit number one on the Billboard charts. The classic was also the first record to replace the Beatles in the number one slot on the British charts.
There are those who say that “So Much In Love” is the greatest pop ballad of all time. Practically anyone could tell you where they were the first time they heard the immortal “As we stroll along together…” “So Much In Love” is currently number 38 on Billboard’s all time record list. “…A signature song if there ever was one…” Their other most requested chart toppers include “Wonderful, Wonderful”, “Somewhere” and “You Little Trustmaker”.
Two of the three present members are originals; Albert “Ceasar” Berry and Norman E. Burnett(over 50 years of experience and friendship together!). John Stone recently joined the group.
The Tymes, now known as The Original Tymes were the 2005 inductees of The Vocal Group Hall Of Fame Foundation in Youngstown, Ohio. They were also awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award and Retro Artist award in 2017 by The American Music Guild.
The Original Tymes were immortalized in 2010 with a past and present mural of the group on the outer wall of the Trolley Car Diner in Mt. Airy, PA.
Today The Original Tymes are still going strong. They toured in the UK, Australia, Alaska, Holland, France, Germany and Italy. They have made many television appearances on the PBS “Doo-Wop” presentations. They have appeared nationwide. Including Las Vegas, NV, Atlantic City, NJ and many corporate affairs and several cruises.
The Original Tymes can be added to your list. Their memorable melodies, close harmonies, classic staging and fluid choreography can bring you the joy that has been brought to fans throughout the country in countless concert appearances. Such as the Philadelphia Kimmel Center and most recently to 120,000 fans who saw them perform at Radio City Music Hall and discovered they are still So Much In Love with The Original Tymes. The beauty of their recorded material is only matched by their reputation as one of the most professional and smoothest live acts in the business. There is a reason that their peers refer to them simply as “silk”.