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The HistoryMakers video oral history with Harry Elston.

Author: Harry Elston; Jacques Lesure; Matthew Hickey; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
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R&B singer Harry James Elston was born on November 4, 1938, in Dallas, Texas. Elston began his career in the music industry at the age of twenty by working as the limousine driver for The Temptations. In 1963, Elston formed an R&B group called the Hi Fi’s with Lamonte McLemore, Floyd Butler and Marilyn McCoo. In 1964, The Hi Fi’s came to the attention of Ray Charles, and he produced the group’s single “Lonesome  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Internet videos
Interviews
Named Person: Harry Elston
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Harry Elston; Jacques Lesure; Matthew Hickey; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
OCLC Number: 1003149856
Credits: Videographer, Matthew Hickey.
Performer(s): Jacques Lesure, interviewer.
Event notes: Recorded
Studio City , California
2007 November 6.
Description: 1 online resource (7 video files (3 hr., 18 min., 45 sec.)) : sound, color.
Other Titles: History Makers video oral history with Harry Elston
Harry Elston

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R&B singer Harry James Elston was born on November 4, 1938, in Dallas, Texas. Elston began his career in the music industry at the age of twenty by working as the limousine driver for The Temptations. In 1963, Elston formed an R&B group called the Hi Fi’s with Lamonte McLemore, Floyd Butler and Marilyn McCoo. In 1964, The Hi Fi’s came to the attention of Ray Charles, and he produced the group’s single “Lonesome Mood”. In 1966, Elston and Floyd Butler left the Hi Fi’s and along with Jessica Cleaves and Barbara Jean Love formed the Friends of Distinction. In 1969, Friends of Distinction released their first album entitled Grazin’. The album included the songs “Grazing in the Grass” and “Going in Circles.” The album peaked at number five on the R&B charts. Elston co-founded the Mavericks Flat, a well-known L.A. night club and was instrumental in the formation of the N.I.E.U.

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