Monday, March 04, 2013

The Fleetwoods - Voice Your Choice

The Fleetwoods were a pop vocal trio from Olympia, Washington and were the only pop group from the Rock and Roll era to have two Number One hits in the same year, 1959. The trio consisted of founder Gretchen Christopher, Barbara Ellis and Gary Troxel. They were considered by many to be ahead of their time with their intimate harmonies, intricate counterpoint and vocal arrangements.

Between 1959 and 1963 they charted 11 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, including three Top Ten and two Gold Records. I'd say that is quite impressive!

This week on Treasure Island Oldies, Voice Your Choice presents The Fleetwoods with two of their signature classic hits. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either Come Softly To Me or Mr. Blue. I'll play the winner in the 3rd hour of next week's show.