The Rays was an American group formed in New York in 1955, and active in the early 1960s. They first recorded for Chess Records. Their biggest hit single was "Silhouettes," a moderately-slow doo-wop piece of pop music that reached #3 on the Billboard Top 100 in 1957 on Cameo after being initially released on the small XYZ Records. It sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc. The song was written by Bob Crewe and Frank Slay, Jr. Also on XYZ, they had a minor hit with "Mediterranean Moon" a mid-chart hit with "Magic Moon" (by this time, XYZ was being nationally distributed by London Records).
"Silhouettes" was also released by The Diamonds in 1957 reaching #10 on the charts and later in a slightly faster cover version by Herman's Hermits in 1965, reaching #5 on the U.S. charts. It was also covered by Bob Dylan, but still unreleased, from his Basement Tapes sessions in the late 1960s.
- Harold Miller - (lead singer) - (born Brooklyn, New York)
- Walter Ford - (tenor) - (born Lexington, Kentucky)
- David Jones - (tenor) - (born Brooklyn, New York)
- Harry James - (baritone) - (born Brooklyn, New York)
- 1957 "Silhouettes" U.S. Black Singles #3
- 1957 "Silhouettes" U.S. Pop Singles #3
- 1960 "Mediterranean Moon" U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #95 
- 1961 "Magic Moon (Clair de lune)" U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #49 
- Murrells, Joseph (1978). The Book of Golden Discs (2nd ed.). London: Barrie and Jenkins Ltd. p. 95. ISBN 0-214-20512-6.
- Billboard.com – The Rays Album & Song Chart History