1961: The Toys

 Jan, 25 - 2014   no comments   1960s Music


The+Toys+ToysThe Toys were an American pop girl group from Jamaica, New York, which was formed in 1961 and disbanded in 1968. The Toys were discovered at a talent show by manager Vince Marc, who introduced them to songwriters Sandy Linzer and Denny Randell. Linzer and Randell wrote most of the songs they recorded, including their U.S. #2 hit single “A Lover’s Concerto“, and also produced the group’s 1965-66 recordings on Bob Crewe’s DynoVoice record label. Global sales of this disc exceeded two million copies, with a gold record awarded by the R.I.A.A. in 1965.  Their first U.S. tour was with Gene Pitney.  In 1967 the group changed labels and producers moving to Musicor Records, but charted only one more minor single (a cover of Brian Hyland’s “Sealed with a Kiss”) before breaking up. The Toys appeared on most of the major TV rock programs.[1] They had a cameo role in the 1967 beach movie It’s a Bikini World

  • R&B
  • Pop/Rock
  • Brill Building Pop
  • Soul
  • Early R&B
  • Girl Groups
  • Jamaica, NY
  • 1965
  • 1961 – 1968
  • Barbara Harris (August 18, 1945, Elizabeth City, North Carolina) sang lead most of the time.
  • Barbara Parritt (born October 1, 1944, Wilmington, North Carolina).
  • June Montiero (born July 1, 1946, Queens, New York).
  • 1965: “A Lover’s Concerto”
  • 1966: “Attack!”
  • 1966: “Baby Toys”
  • 1966: “Silver Spoon”
  • 1966: “May My Heart Be Cast into Stone”
  • 1968: “Sealed with a Kiss”

The Toys – A Lover’s Concerto – [STEREO version]

The Toys – I Got A Man

The Toys – Lovers Concerto – HQ

THE TOYS see how they run

The Toys – May My Heart Be Cast Into Stone

  1. http://www.sundazed.com/scene/exclusives/toys_exclusive.html
  2. http://www.allmusic.com/artist/the-toys-mn0000572970
  3. http://www.last.fm/music/The+Toys
  4. http://www.barbarastoys.net/

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