1954

LOVEY DOVEY * THE CLOVERS * ATLANTIC 1022 * USA

Formed by Harold 'Hal' Lucas in Armstrong high school Washington D. C., the original group were just Lucas, Thomas Woods and Billy Shelton, the group grew to four when John Bailey and later Matthew McQuater replaced Woods, then Billy Shelton the second original member to leave was replaced by Harold Winley, and finally the quartet were augmented by guitarist Bill Harris. They started out as the The Four Clovers, then in 1949 the became just The Clovers, and a recording deal for Rainbow Records followed the next year; after only one release for Rainbow the group signed to Atlantic in 1951. Released in February 1954 with ex Dominos member Charlie White taking over lead vocals (John Bailey was in the army) the mid tempo rocker Lovey Dovey was their ninth for Atlantic reaching number two on the R&B charts.

Lovey Dovey was cut by Bunny Seigler for Cameo in 1969.

See also:

Devil Or Angel If I Could Be Loved By You Love Potion Number 9 Blue Velvet
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