The Chords (American band)

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The Chords were a 1950s American doo-wop group, whose only hit was "Sh-Boom".



Original members[edit]

  • Carl Feaster (lead, 1930–1981)
  • Claude Feaster (baritone, 1933–1975)
  • Jimmy Keyes (first tenor; 1930–1995)[1]
  • Floyd "Buddy" McRae (second tenor; 1927–March 19, 2013)[4]
  • William "Ricky" Edwards (bass, died 1964)

Floyd McRae, the last surviving original member, died on March 19, 2013, at a nursing home in the Bronx, at the age of 86.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b David Hinckley (2011-04-12). "Resolution would rename Bronx street in honor of 'Sh-Boom' group The Chords". Daily News. Retrieved 2016-05-18.
  2. ^ R.I.P. Floyd ‘Buddy’ McRae, Last Surviving Member Of The Chords - VVN Music, 21 March 2013
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  4. ^ a b David Hinckley (March 21, 2013). "Floyd 'Buddy' McRae, the last living member of the Chords and a singer on the song, 'Sh-Boom,' dies in Bronx hospital". Daily News. Retrieved April 10, 2015.

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