In October of 1957, The Silhouettes recorded Get A Job for Junior Records. By December, the record had been leased to the Ember label, selling over one million copies in less than three weeks. As one of the very first crossover R&B-rock'n'roll hits, the song earned the group a gold record, international concert and television appearances and, ultimately, a permanent place in popular music history. Even today, over 35 years later, Get A Job continues to sell thousands of copies annually.
Two members of the group are Philadelphia natives: baritone Earl Beal was born in Denora on July 18, 1924; and tenor Richard "Rick" Lewis in Philadelphia on September 2, 1933. Bass singer Raymond Edwards was born in Virginia on September 27, 1922, and moved to Philadelphia at the age of two. Beal, whose family moved to the city while he was still an infant, became a childhood friend of Edwards. Lead singer William Franklin Horton was born in Hickory, North Carolina, on Christmas Day, 1929.
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R&B/Soul and Vocal
Drums, Guitar, and Piano
Atmospheric, Bright, Driving, Feel-Good, Party, and Romantic
End Title/Credits, Film Trailer, Heartbreak, In Love, Make-Out, Make-Up, Sunny Day, and Wedding
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