The Barons
Tacoma, Washington
1954 ~ 1957


Carl Charles ~ Baritone
Bill Gold ~ Lead
Sal Charley
Malcolm Parks ~ Bass
Roy Siban
Sterling Wilford ~ Tenor

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Barons, The: The Northwest's First Hit-making '50s Teen Rock 'n' Roll Group Essay 9207
by Peter Blecha (Nov 2009)

From KVI's History of NW Music:  The Barons, from Tacoma, Washington, were the Northwest's first r&b / doo wop vocal group (1956-1957).  The group was comprised (members names unknown) of students from Stadium and Lincoln High Schools.  The Barons were also members of the Bethleham Church Choir.

The Barons went to Los Angeles and recorded a good number of 45 rpm's for Imperial records.  "Crying for You Baby" was probably their best known hit on the R&B charts.  However due to their strict religious background and discouragement from their parents, they disbanded before they were able to make it big time in the music business.

Original members were Bill Gold, Carl Charles, Malcolm Parks and Sterling Wilford.

Bill Gold, April 2012

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Last Update:  10 April 2012
Credits: KVI Music History Archives, Darryl Riffero, Ed Nadorozny, Bill Gold

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