Thursday, May 29, 2014
THE HILLTOPPERS (Dot Records)
The Hilltoppers were present in the Jeff Kreiter Vocal Group Record Guide with 38 singles recorded on Dot Records from 1952 to 1960.
The group got its start in 1952 at Western Kentucky College in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Originally the group was a trio formed by three students; Jimmy Sacca, Donald McGuire and Seymour Spiegelman. They later added a pianist, Billy Vaughn. the group took their name from the nickname of Western Kentucky College's sports teams.
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They have Hit records as_Trying. and_ P. S. I Love You. Their sound was more progressive than most of the pop groups of 1952. They were clearly influenced by the R&B groups of the time and actually became an inspiration of R&B/doo wop groups to come.