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CLEAVE DUNCAN

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BIOGRAPHICAL DETAILS

Full Name: Cleaveland Duncan

Description: Vocalist, USA

Known For: A member of the vocal group “The Penguins”

Instruments: Voice

Music Styles: Rock , Easy listening

Location: CA, United States of America

Date Born: 23rd July 1937
Location Born: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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Web Site:   Biography of the Penguins

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BIOGRAPHICAL PROFILE

Cleve Duncan

An American vocalist lead singer of “The Penguins”.

Lead singer Cleve Duncan and tenor Dexter Tisby formed the Penguins with bass Curtis Williams and baritone Bruce Tate in 1954.

They were one of the first R&B groups to crack the Top 10 of the pop chart, when their second record “Earth Angel”, peaked at #8 and # 1 R&B) in early 1955.

The songwriting genesis for “Earth Angel” was a matter of some dispute, eventually ending up in a split credit between Penguins baritone Curtis Williams, Gaynel Hodge, and Jesse Belvin.

Cleve Duncan sang lead on “Earth Angel”.

In the film “Back to the Future”, Marvin Berry and the Starlighters played the song during the “Enchantment Under the Sea” high-school dance.

The Penguins were inducted into The Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2004.

Members included.

Curtis Williams (December 11, 1934 – August 10, 1979) (bass-baritone)
Cleveland Duncan (b July 23, 1935) (tenor)
Dexter Tisby (b March 10, 1935) (tenor)
Bruce Tate (January 27, 1937 – June 20, 1973) (baritone)

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