Groupe Doo Wop US originaire de Detroit (Michigan). Les Four Imperials étaient composés de Lyn Best, Frank Amodeo, Bob Manzagol et Jim Hartrick. Ils ont enregistré aussi sous le nom des Pharaohs.

Four guys from Higland Park in Detroit started harmonizing on the street corners in the mid 50's they were Lyn Best, Frank Amodeo, Bob Manzagol and Laroy Casey they called themselves The Pharaohs and recorded for Fascination Records in 1957 : Walking Sad / Come On Baby.
In 1958 Leroy left the group and the rest adde Jim Hartrick and changed their name to The Four Imperials and recorded in the Detroit label Lorelei_Lazy Bonnie / Let's Make A Scene. This record became popular and the group make many personal appearances.
The group soon snapped up by Fox Records manager George Braxton and they recorded_My Girl / Teenage Fool and Valley Of Tears / Time Out. For George labels Chant and Dial Records and backed Pee Wee Crayton for Fox on_Give Me One More Chance.
The last recording of the group were for Twirl Records in 1959_Seven lonely Nights / Santa's Got A Coupe DeVille.when the boys seemed to go in different direction Lynn recorded with The Seminoles for Golden World Records but these sides never released and Frank joined up with Byron Taylor and recorded as The Two-Tones.

Talents : Lyn Best : Lead - Frank Amodeo : Bass - Bob Manzagol : Baritone - Jim Hartrick : Tenor

Style musical : Doo Wop

WALKING SAD (1957) (Pharaohs)

LAZY BONNIE (1958) (Four Imperials)

MY GIRL (1958) (Four Imperials)

SANTA'S GOT A COUPE DE VILLE (1959) (Four Imperials)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10 20



1957 SP FASCINATION F-001 (US) PHARAOHS - Walking Sad / Come On Baby
1957 SP SKYLOR 101 (US) PHARAOHS - Walking Sad / Come On Baby
1958 SP LORELEI 4444 (US) FOUR IMPERIALS - Lazy Bonnie / Let's Make A Scene
1958 SP DOT 15737 (US) FOUR IMPERIALS - Lazy Bonnie / Let's Make A Scene
1958 SP FOX 102 (US) FOUR IMPERIALS - Look Up & Live / Give Me One More Chance
1958 SP CHANT 10067 (US) FOUR IMPERIALS - My Girl / Teen Age Fool
1959 SP DIAL 101 (US) FOUR IMPERIALS - Valley Of Tears / Time Out
1959 SP TWIRL 45-2005 (US) FOUR IMPERIALS - Santa's Got A Coupe De Ville / Seven Lonely Days

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