Whispering Bells

Dell-Vikings Vinyl Record Memories.

Whispering Bells vinyl record memories, a 1957 hit song, was released under the name Dell-Vikings with a different lead singer, Kripp Johnson.

The song was written by Clarence Quick and reached #9 on pop charts. Soon after the group split and things became some what confusing. With records being issued by four labels and by three groups of Dell-Vikings they ended up having three hit singles on the charts in August 1957.

No singer had done that before Elvis and no other artist would do it again until the Beatles did it in 1964.

The following years saw a constant change of personnel, moving to different labels, and various groups calling themselves the Dell-Vikings.

Whispering Bells
Last of The Big Hits For The Group.

A great Doo Wop classic. Visit the Come Go With Me page for a live performance.

Over the years there have been at least twenty different members with three different group names, The Del-Vikings, The Dell Vikings and The Dell-Vikings.

Tony and his brother Skip Wright continue performing as The Del-Vikings in memory of their father, Norman A. Wright Sr. The current Del-Vikings consist of Tony and Skip Wright, Mike Machado and Selvin Austin.

Enjoy this great video with Norman Wright Sr, his two sons in the middle and original member David Lerchy on the right performing on the PBS Doo-Wop 50 Special in 1999.

Another one of those Doo-wop classics that makes you wanna get up and dance.

The Great Sax player and The Duck Walk In The Audience. 

Watch the Sax player at 1:50 into the song.

He wipes his hand as if that sax is too hot to handle. He is definitely one of the better Sax players I have ever seen on PBS. Also watch him on the "Come Go With Me" video.

And what is that guy doing at 2:00 minutes into the song? Is he trying to do the Duck Walk while sitting in his seat?

The guy is really into this song. Good for him, that's the way to enjoy and remember Norman Wright and the Del-Vikings.

Sadly, another Doo-Wop great  has left us.
Norman Wright died in April, 2010.

Signed to the new Gordy label in 1962 this group recorded Berry Gordy Jr.'s "Do You Love Me," resulting in the group's (and label's) first hit. Read the story here.

Go to the Contours page and watch this exciting video with entire audience dancing.

This Darling Lorraine page returns to 1959 and the remarkable story about a determined song writer. Includes memorable video clip with original lead singer. Read more here.

Eddie My Love
Vinyl Record Memories

Did the song lyrics predict the girls future?

Eddie, my love...I'm sinking fast
The very next day...might be my last
Please, Eddie, don't make me wait too long.

Read their story and their final tragic ending. Learn more..

Eddie My Love vinyl record memories. Read the story and sad ending for these talented young ladies.

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