The Four Preps

The Four Preps
Years active
since 1956
United States
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.
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)


Added by Denis


Title Performer Release date Covered by
January 1967 (69 artists)
May 1964 Dolly Parton
March 9, 1964 Picasso Trio
February 1960 Claudine Longet
October 1958 (4 artists)
April 1958 (5 artists)
December 2, 1957 (9 artists)

Covers by The Four Preps

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




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