The Five Satins

The Five Satins called New Haven, Connecticut, home, and the group was one of the best-known doo-wop ensembles to emerge out of the 50’s. Lead singer Freddie Parris assembled and named the group, which also included original members Lou Peebles, Ed Martin, Stanley Dortch, and Jim Freeman. He also wrote its first big hit, “In the Still of the Night,” which was recorded in the basement of an East Haven church. Although the tune only charted at #24 when originally released in 1956 , it has since sold between 15-20 million copies and remains a favorite on oldies stations nationwide. The Five Satins were regulars on Dick Clark’s American Bandstand and became mainstays on the oldies circuit. The group’s last charting tune was in 1982.
(by Dean Johnson)

Published on December 28, 2012

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