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The group consisted of five Marines stationed at Camp LeJeune. The four male members were present at the formation of the group, then recruited lead singer Anita Humes after hearing her sing at the NCO club.
This was co-written by another Marine stationed at Camp LeJeune, William Linton, who explained: "I was working in the communication department. We had a bunch of teletype machines, and when they were all running together, they had a beat. The sound of the teletype machines inspired the beat of 'Easier Said Than Done.'"
The group thought that the A-side of their first single was going to be "Are You Going My Way," as the bulk of the studio time alloted to them was dedicated to recording that song - they recorded "Easier Said Than Done" in less than five minutes.
The recording of "Easier Said Than Done" that the group made at the end of the session was so short that parts of the song had to be spliced together to produce a finished, longer, master recording.
The group did not like the song at all - they recorded it as a favor to their friend Linton. They also didn't like the followup, the #12 "A Walkin' Miracle," which used the same beat and chords. (thanks, Brad Wind - Miami, FL, for all above)
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