The Four Preps

The Four Preps
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
Bruce Belland
Ed Cobb
David Troy (Under the name David Sommerville)


Added by Denis


Title Performer Release date Covered by
1957 (8 artists)
April 1958 (3 artists)
October 1958 (2 artists)
1960 Claudine Longet
January 1967 (58 artists)

Covers by The Four Preps

Title Performer Release date Originally by
1958 Emilio De Marchi, Al Jolson
1958 The Rover Boys
1958 Larry Clinton and His Orchestra - Vocal refrain by Bea Wain
1958 (unknown)
1958 Lew Stone and His Band - Vocal Chorus by Nat Gonella
1958 (unknown), Harry Belafonte
1958 Majestic Dance Orchestra [VI] - Vocal by Helen Rowland
1958 Mindy Carson with Ray Conniff's Orchestra & The Columbians
1958 Frank Sinatra
1958 Dorothy Squires with Orchestra directed by Billy Reid
1958 Dave Gardner
July 1959 Webb Pierce
August 1959 Sunny Gale
August 1959 The Everly Brothers
August 1959 Frank Sinatra
August 1959 (unknown), Dick Powell
August 1959 Cab Calloway & His Orchestra
August 1959 Ricky Nelson
August 1959 Tamara
August 1959 Elton Britt
August 1959 Jerry Gray and His Orchestra
May 1961 (unknown), The Carter Family, G.B. Grayson & Henry Whitter, Tamara, The Kingston Trio, Bruce Low, Dion and The Belmonts, The Fleetwoods, Hollywood Argyles
May 1961 Fisk University Jubilee Quartet, Golden Gate Quartet
May 1961 Jimmie Rodgers [US2]
May 1961 David Daniels and Gloria Marlowe
1961 Orchester Ricardo Santos, (unknown)
October 1963 Bob Gibson
October 1963 [Unknown]
October 1963 Billy Grammer
October 1963 The New Christy Minstrels
October 1963 Claramae Turner
October 1963 Leon Payne
October 1963 Jean Renard, Brenda Lee
October 1963 The Tymes
October 1963 Kyu Sakamoto
October 1963 Johnnie Spence and His Orchestra, Richard Chamberlain
October 1963 Mills Brothers
1964 Patrick et son orchestre de danse
1964 Jack Jones
1964 Dick Haymes
1964 Joni James and The Jack Halloran Choir - Orchestra Conducted by Lew Douglas
1964 Ralph Marterie and His Orchestra, Nat "King" Cole
1964 Paul Anka
1964 João Gilberto, Tony Bennett
1964 Jimmie Grier and His Orchestra
1964 Sonny Land Trio



Title Performer Release date Label
The Things We Did Last Summer The Four Preps 1958 Capitol Records
Dancing and Dreaming The Four Preps August 1959 Capitol Records
The Four Preps on Campus The Four Preps 1960 Capitol Records
The Four Preps on Campus The Four Preps May 1961 Capitol Records
Songs for a Campus Party The Four Preps October 1963 Capitol Records
How to Succeed in Love (If You're Really Trying) The Four Preps 1964 Capitol Records


Title Performer Release date Label
26 Miles (Santa Catalina) The Four Preps 1957 Capitol Records
Big Man The Four Preps with Orchestra conducted by Lncoln Mayorga April 1958 Capitol Records
Cinderella The Four Preps with Orchestra under the Direction of Lincoln Mayorga October 1958 Capitol Records
I Ain't Never The Four Preps July 1959 Capitol Records
Calcutta The Four Preps 1961 Capitol Records
Love of the Common People The Four Preps January 1967 Capitol Records