The G-Clefs

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The G-Clefs were an American Doo Wop group from Roxbury, Massachusetts.

The G-Clefs consisted of four brothers and a fifth member who was a childhood friend. They first began performing locally around 1952.[1] They scored two Top 40 hits in the United States: their 1956 single "Ka-Ding-Dong", featuring Freddy Cannon on guitar, hit #24 on the Billboard Hot 100, and 1961's "I Understand (Just How You Feel)", which uses the melody from "Auld Lang Syne", reached #9.[2] The latter track reached #17 in the UK Singles Chart in late 1961.[3]

They continued to play locally in the Boston area into the 2000s.


  • Teddy Scott (born 1936)
  • Chris Scott (b. 1937)
  • Tim Scott (b. 1938)
  • Ilanga Scott (b. 1940)
  • Ray Gibson (b. 1937)


  1. ^ The G-Clefs at Allmusic
  2. ^ Billboard Singles,
  3. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 218. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 

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