#1018: Fading Away by Bobby Taylor & The Vancouvers
Peak Month: May 1968
8 weeks on Vancouver’s CKLG chart
Peak Position #8
Peak Position on Billboard Hot 100 ~ did not chart
Born in the mid-30s in North Carolina, Bobby Taylor grew up in Washington D.C. Out of high school Taylor relocated to New York City in the early 50s and sang in street corner doo-wop groups. Among the singers he sang with included future members of Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers and Little Anthony and the Imperials. In 1958 he began his music career as a member of The Four Pharaohs, who released a few minor hits that made the charts in Columbus, Ohio. Taylor moved to Vancouver, Canada, and met vocalist Tommy “Little Daddy” Melton and guitarist Tommy Chong. Together with bassist Wes Henderson, pianist Bernie Sneed, drummer Floyd Sneed (later the drummer for Three Dog Night) they formed Little Daddy And The Bachelors in 1963.