Spanning from the late 1950's into the new millennium, The Earls have continuously been pleasing audiences with their flawless harmonies ceaseless vitality and endearing dedication to their fans. Larry Chance & the Earls represent the music that helped define Rock 'N' Roll, the original doo wop era that put the street corner- society onto the national charts.
Larry Chance was Born in South Philadelphia, PA. He grew up in a neighborhood noted for it's show business roots, spawning such talents as Fabian, Frankie Avalon, Chubby Checker, Mario Lanza, Danny & the Juniors, Joey Bishop, David Brenner, and many more. It was here Chance began his love affair with show business.
It was 1955 when his family moved to the Bronx, NY, there Larry discovered that vocal groups were to be found on almost every street corner, so he developed one of his own in 1957, with five friends, and called his group, the High-Hatters. By 1960 the group had evolved into what would then be called "the Earls". Larry and company have placed many songs on the charts, including: Life Is But a Dream, Never, I Believe, and of course the classic Remember Then. They've recorded many other classics including: Looking For My Baby, Eyes, Kissin' and Cry, Cry, Cry, etc. .
Legendary doo-wop group, The Chimes , noted for their crisp harmonies, was formed in Brooklyn under the direction of lead singer Lenny Cocco in the mid-1950s. They fashioned a sound that inspired teenagers to fall in love.Their first single was a version of Tommy Dorsey's "Once in a While". The song became a hit in the U.S. in 1961. The follow-up single was "I'm In The Mood For Love" , a song from the 1930s. In 1962, they began recording as Lenny & the Chimes. In 1964, they released the single "Two Times". Their recordings of "Once In A While" and "I'm In The Mood For Love" graced the soundtracks of films like American Graffiti and remain high in the lists of all-time greatest hits. The band has been recording & performing ever since.