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The Penguins Biography
The Penguins were an American doo-wop group of the 1950s and early ’60s, best remembered for their only Top 40 hit, “Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine)”, which was one of the first rhythm and blues hits to cross over to the pop charts. The song peaked at #8 on the national charts, but had a three-week run at #1 on the R&B “race” chart.
Singers Cleveland Duncan, Curtis Williams, Dexter Tisby, and Bruce Tate, all students at Fremont High in Los Angeles, CA, formed the quartet in 1954. They broke up in 1959. Cleve Duncan sang lead on “Earth Angel.”