The Crescendos

The Crescendos

The Crescendos were an early American rock and roll group from Nashville, Tennessee.

Formed in 1957, they succeeded with the song "Oh, Julie" the following year, which rose to #4 on the U.S. Black Singles chart and #5 on the Billboard Hot 100.[1] The record sold over one million copies, earning a gold disc.[2] The song featured backing vocals by Janice Green, who happened to be auditioning at the recording studio where the single was recorded.[3] They recorded two more singles for Nasco Records which flopped, and had disbanded by 1959.


  • George Lanius
  • James Lanius
  • Ken Brigham
  • Tom Fortner
  • Jim Hall


  1. ^ Billboard Singles,
  2. ^ Murrells, Joseph (1978). The Book of Golden Discs (2nd ed.). London: Barrie and Jenkins Ltd. p. 99. ISBN 0-214-20512-6. 
  3. ^ Richie Unterberger, The Crescendos. Allmusic.

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