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1) The Dovers were an American garage rock/pop band of the mid-1960s. The Dovers are revered by certain rock critics and record collectors as being a prime example of mid-60s folk rock and pop, heavily influenced by the British Invasion and American groups such as The Byrds.

2) A popular choice of name for bands in several different styles during the '50s and '60s, the Dovers identified at least two different doo wop groups. One of these changed its name to the Willows after performing from a Harlem base as the Dovers since 1950.

But the group that has material featured on several anthologies of this genre was a different crop of crooners. Responsible for blooming hits such as "Sweet as a Flower," that version of the Dovers came along in 1954, with just as big a reputation built up.

The group that would become the Willows may have wept at this usurping of title, or an inter-doo-wop decision might have been made to hand the name off to what, after all, must have seemed like a bunch of children.

Members of the new group were indeed too young to sign contracts for themselves, leading to confusion over who was actually in the Dovers. Some historical information involving the doo-wop epoch credits the fathers or legal guardians of youthful singing sensations such as Wyndham Porter and James Sneed, when they probably only opened their mouths to find out how much the gig was going to pay.

A key difference between the two different versions of the Dovers definitely came down to sound, as in the presence of a female vocalist Miriam Sneed, sometimes credited as Miriam Grate. Some listeners miss this detail, attributing the high-pitched whine to teenage male vocal chords.

There was, on the other hand, no question about who played the instrumental backup on the late-'50s recording sessions that were issued by the historic Apollo label; the meticulous logs of producer Joe Davis indicate the presence of a snapping rhythm team including guitarists Everett Barksdale and Wally Richardson, bassist Al Lucas, and drummer Bobby Donaldson.

These proceedings have no connection to the garage rock band called The Dovers, who show up on the Pebbles, Vol. 2 anthology. ~ Eugene Chadbourne, Rovi


The Dovers performs pop, rock music and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, or other music performances. The estimated booking fee range to book The Dovers for your event, Please Contact. The Dovers has more than 15.4K listeners worldwide and really knows how to entertain your audience. Similar artists are  The Standells, The Shadows of Knight, The Sonics . Contact AAE Music agency for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling The Dovers for an upcoming event.

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