The Beau Marks
The Beau Marks were a Canadian rock music group formed in 1958 in Montreal, Quebec. Their first release, the April 1959 single "Rockin' Blues" b/w "Midnight Party", came out under the name The Del-Tones, but the group changed their name soon afterward in a nod to the Bomarc missile. Their breakthrough hit was "Clap Your Hands," which hit #1 in Canada and Australia, peaked at #45 on the US Billboard pop charts, and #40 on Cashbox. The tune was also released in French as "Frappe Tes Mains". Their debut, ten-track full-length came out in 1960; they appeared on American Bandstand and at a charity concert at Carnegie Hall soon afterwards. Two more albums followed before the group broke up in 1963; a 1968 reunion saw "Clap Your Hands" get a re-release.
- Raymond "Ray" Hutchinson - guitar
- Michel "Mike" Robitaille - guitar
- Joseph "Joey" Frechette - piano
- Gilles Tailleur - drums
- High Flying Beau Marks (1960)
- The Beau Marks in Person Recorded on Location at Le Coq D'Or (1961)
- The Beau Marks (1962)
- Biography at Allmusic.com
- Billboard Singles, Allmusic.com. The original Billboard Hot 100 shows "Clap Your Hands" peaking at #45 on 11 July 1960.
- http://cashboxmagazine.com/archives/60s_files/19600709.html[dead link]