Ballard, Hank

Born: Nov 18, 1927 AD
Died: 2003 AD, at 75 years of age.

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.



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