King Brothers Backing Tracks

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King Brothers Backing Tracks

King Brothers Backing Tracks – A White Sport Coat

King Brothers (The) were a British pop vocal trio popular in the late 1950s and early 1960s. They are best remembered for their cover versions of “Standing on the Corner” and “A White Sport Coat (And A Pink Carnation)”

The group, comprising of brothers Denis, Michael and Anthony, first performed together professionally on the TV show Shop Window in 1952.  They were often seen on mid-50s children’s programmes. By 1957 had been named “top vocal group” in a readers poll. Their first hit on the UK Singles Chart was their cover of the Marty Robbins track “A White Sport Coat”, which hit #6 in 1957. In October 1960, they were again voted “top vocal group” in the magazine ‘New Musical Express (NME)’ reader’s poll.  They had a string of successful singles through 1961, after which time they continued recording but found their popularity waning.

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Group leader Denis King later became an award-winning composer for television, film, and musicals; among other things, he wrote the theme music for ‘The Adventures of Black Beauty’ and the popular TV show ‘Lovejoy’.

King Brothers Backing Tracks

A White Sport Coat