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About The Dell's and Chuck Barksdale:
The Dells are an American R&B vocal group. Formed in high school in 1952 by founding members Marvin Junior, Verne Allison, Johnny Funches, Chuck Barksdale, and Mickey and Lucius McGill, under the name the El-Rays. Wikipedia
Hall of fame induction: 2004
Members: Verne Allison, Chuck Barksdale, Mickey McGill, Marvin Junior, Johnny Carter, Johnny Funches

Charles Barksdale was a co-founder and bass vocalist for the doo-wop group The Dells. The five member singing group was started in 1952 by friends who attended Thornton High School in Harvey, Illinois, near Chicago. Their big hit song, “Oh, What a Night,” released in 1956, has sold over a million copies. The band has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Vocal Group Hall of Fame. Robert Townsend has said The Dells were his inspiration for his movie, “The Five Heartbeats.”


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