The Shades of Blue

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The Shades of Blue was an American blue-eyed soul vocal group[1] from Livonia, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. Their biggest hit was the 1966 song "Oh How Happy", written by Edwin Starr, which reached number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, number 16 on the US Billboard R&B chart,[2] and the Top 10 in Canada. That same year, the song "Lonely Summer", again written by Starr, reached number 72, and then "Happiness" peaked at number 78 in the Hot 100.[1]

Taste in popular music changed in the late 1960s, and the group's later single efforts failed to chart and they disbanded in 1970.

Group members included Nick Marinelli, Ernie Dernai, Linda Allen, and Bob Kerr.[3]


  1. ^ a b Hamilton, Andrew. "Shades of Blue - Music Biography, Credits and Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-07-05. 
  2. ^ "Shades of Blue - Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-07-05. 
  3. ^ [1][dead link]

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