The Newbeats

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Tags: oldies pop 60s british commercials northern soul Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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This distinctive pop trio featured falsetto Larry Henley (30 June 1941, Arp, Texas, USA) with brothers Marcus ‘Marc’ Mathis (b. 9 February 1942; bass) and Lewis ‘Dean’ Mathis (b. 17 March 1939, Hahira, Georgia, USA). Dean had joined Paul Howard’s Western Swing Band in 1956 as a pianist and later moved to Dale Hopkin’s Band, with Marc joining shortly afterwards. The Mathis brothers then performed and recorded as Dean And Marc; their version of ‘Tell Him No’ narrowly missed the US Top 40 in 1959. Henley briefly joined the act before they went their separate ways. After recording as the Brothers on Checker and Argo they also had releases on Check Mate and May before joining Hickory Records, where Henley had been recording fruitlessly as a soloist. Since neither act was successful they decided to record together as the Newbeats. Their first single, ‘Bread And Butter’, became their biggest hit, shooting to number 2 in...

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