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This R&B vocal group came from Los Angeles, California, USA. The Shields were an ad hoc group formed in 1958 by producer George Motola to record a cover version of the Slades’ ‘You Cheated’. The membership has always been conjectural, but it is generally accepted to have comprised lead Frankie Ervin (b. 27 March 1926, Blythe, California, USA), falsetto Jesse Belvin (b. 15 December 1932, San Antonio, Texas, USA, d. 6 February 1960), Johnny ‘Guitar’ Watson (b. 3 February 1935, Houston, Texas, USA, d. 17 May 1996, Yokohama, Japan), Mel Williams and Buster Williams. ‘You Cheated’, which went to number 11 R&B and number 12 pop in 1958, was the group’s only hit, and the song remains one of the most enduring legacies of the age of doo-wop.
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