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The Dazzlers
General information
Genre (s) Rock and roll
founding circa 1957, 2008
resolution early 1960s
Founding members

The Dazzlers are an American rock and roll group that formed in the mid-1950s.


The Dazzlers formed in Brookneal , Virginia in the mid-1950s and initially played on a regional level. Soon they were hired for television shows in Lynchburg and Roanoke . In 1958 the Dazzlers made their first recordings for the new Lee label from Virginia in Nashville , Tennessee .

Somethin 'Baby / Gee Whiz was released in the summer of 1958 and received good reviews from Billboard . The magazine compared the style of the band at Gee Whiz with that of the rock and roll star Jerry Lee Lewis : “The first record on this new label by the Dazzlers features the group in a Jerry Lee Lewis wild-styled tune and arrangement that Could get slight attention. "The back of Somethin 'Baby was also rated positively:" On this side, too, the lead vocalist shouts in the Lewis fashion on a wild blues driver, supported by a swinging combo. Good sound. "

In their career, the Dazzlers also played with stars like Chuck Berry , Fats Domino and Jerry Lee Lewis. However, a national career could not be achieved by the group - not even with a second single on Lee Records. Therefore, the Dazzlers split up and the members gave up their careers.

On October 25th, 2008, the Dazzlers reunited at the Blue Ridge Folk Life Festival on the Ferrum College campus and were back on stage for the first time.


year title Label #
1958 Somethin 'Baby / Gee Whiz Lee L-100
Gee Whiz / Dragout Lee 102
Unpublished titles
  • knockout
[Status unknown]

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Review of New Pop Records - Billboard June 16, 1958
  2. Archive link ( Memento of the original from December 18, 2008 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.  @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.ferrum.edu

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