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Ballard, Hank

Born: 1927 AD
Died: 2003 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Singer

1927 – Born on the 18th of November in Detroit, Michigan.


1951 – Ballard moved back to Detroit and formed a doo wop group.


1953 – He joined in "The Royals" and released Get It, a major R&B hit.


The Royals’ first major hit was "Work With Me, Annie".


The group changed its name to The Midnighters to avoid confusion with The "5" Royales.


1959 – Ballard’s The Twist was released as a B-side for Teardrops on Your Letter.


1965 – The group Midnighters dissolved.


1990 – Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.


2003 – Ballard died on 2nd of March because of throat cancer.