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The Four Preps

The Four Preps
Years active
since 1956
Country
United States
Comments
Formed in Hollywood, California, where the four original members met in high school in the 1950s. They were a popular pop group in the 1950s and 1960s, appearing on television and in films.
Members
Glen Larson Baritone vocals (1956-1969)
Bruce Belland Lead vocals (1956-1969) (1989-1996) (2007-...)
Ed Cobb Bass vocals (1956-1969) (1989-1996)
David Troy (1966-1969) (1989-1996)

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Originals

Title Performer Release date Covered by
December 2, 1957 (9 artists)
March 9, 1964 Picasso Trio
April 1958 (4 artists)
October 1958 (4 artists)
May 1964 Dolly Parton
February 1960 Claudine Longet
January 1967 (68 artists)

Covers by The Four Preps

Title Performer Release date Originally by
October 1963 Bob Gibson
August 1959 Sunny Gale
August 1959 The Everly Brothers - Orchestra conducted by Archie Bleyer
December 1958 Emilio De Marchi, Al Jolson
January 1961 Orchester Ricardo Santos
Covered by Bob Crosby featuring the Tenor Saxophone and Clarinet of Eddie Miller
October 1964 Patrick et son orchestre de danse avec refrain chanté par Hildegarde
October 1963 [Unknown Studio Artists]
October 1963 Billy Grammer
June 1962 New Mayfair Dance Orchestra
December 1958 The Rover Boys featuring Billy Albert - Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Don Costa
October 1963 The New Christy Minstrels under the Direction of Randy Sparks
December 1958 Larry Clinton and His Orchestra - Vocal Refrain by Bea Wain
July 1959 Webb Pierce
August 1959 Frank Sinatra
August 1959 (unknown), Dick Powell
October 1963 Claramae Turner
August 1959 Cab Calloway & His Orchestra
October 1963 Leon Payne
December 1958 (unknown)
December 1958 Lew Stone and His Band - Vocal Chorus by Nat Gonella
December 2, 1957 The Buffalo Bills
December 1958 Tony Johnson [GB] - Acc. Caribbean Serenaders, Harry Belafonte
October 1964 Jack Jones
August 1959 Ricky Nelson
October 1963 Jean Renard, Brenda Lee
October 1964 Dick Haymes
December 1958 Majestic Dance Orchestra - Vocal Chorus by Helen Rowland
December 1958 Mindy Carson with Ray Conniff's Orchestra & The Columbians
May 1961 (unknown), The Carter Family, Grayson and Whitter, Dion and The Belmonts, The Fleetwoods, Hollywood Argyles, Tamara, The Kingston Trio, Die Nilsen Brothers
October 1964 Joni James and The Jack Halloran Choir - Orchestra conducted by Lew Douglas
October 1964 Ralph Marterie and His Orchestra, (unknown)
Princess Poo-Poo-Ly Has Plenty Papaya The Four Preps - Orchestra under the Direction of Lincoln Mayorga 1963 Unverified
October 1964 Paul Anka
October 1964 João Gilberto, Sarah Vaughan, Tony Bennett
January 1959 Judy Valentine - Orch. under the dir. of Bill Leavitt
August 1959 Tamara
August 1959 Elton Britt
August 1959 Jerry Gray and His Orchestra - Vocal by Tommy Traynor
October 1963 The Tymes
October 1963 Kyu Sakamoto
May 1961 Fisk University Jubilee Quartet, Golden Gate Quartet
May 1961 Jimmie Rodgers [US2]
October 1963 Johnnie Spence and His Orchestra, Richard Chamberlain
October 1964 Jimmie Grier and His Orchestra
December 1958 Frank Sinatra
October 1963 Mills Brothers
December 1958 Dorothy Squires with Orchestra directed by Billy Reid
May 1964 Bobby Bare
December 1958 Dave Gardner
October 1964 Sonny Land Trio
May 1961 David Daniels and Gloria Marlowe

Releases

Albums

Singles

Title Performer Release date Label
26 Miles (Santa Catalina) The Four Preps December 2, 1957 Capitol Records
A Letter to the Beatles The Four Preps March 9, 1964 Capitol Records
Big Man The Four Preps with Orchestra conducted by Lincoln Mayorga April 1958 Capitol Records
Calcutta The Four Preps with Orchestra under the Direction of Lincoln Mayorga January 1961 Capitol Records
Cinderella The Four Preps with Orchestra under the Direction of Lincoln Mayorga October 1958 Capitol Records
Good Night Sweetheart The Four Preps June 1962 Capitol Records
I Ain't Never The Four Preps July 1959 Capitol Records
I've Known You All My Life The Four Preps May 1964 Capitol Records
Love of the Common People The Four Preps - Orchestra arranged and conducted by Leon Russell January 1967 Capitol Records
She Was Five and He Was Ten The Four Preps January 1959 Capitol Records