Out Of The Picture

Album: MGM Studio, Fairfax Avenue, LP (1957)
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Songfacts®:

  • The Robins were one of California's first Doo Wop groups. They formed when Ty Terrell Leonard and the Richards brothers Billy and Roy met at Alameda High School in San Francisco in 1945, and formed the "A-Sharp Trio." The trio came to Hollywood a year later, and in 1947 they were joined by Bobby Nunn. Grady Chapman joined the group as lead singer and fifth member in 1953. In March 1954, Carl Gardner was the substitute for Grady (who was sent to jail for a while) and Carl was later featured as sixth singer in the group. In 1955, Chapman created The Coasters.
  • This song was produced in Los Angeles over 5 sessions during 1956 and early 1957.
  • In 2004, the French director Francois Vogel made the "HP + You" campaign; at Francois II, Vogel is seen holding white photo frames up to his face as each captures a snapshot, while he lip synchs the song "Out of the Picture" by The Robins. >>
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    Vivian - Bogota, Columbia, for all above

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