The Chords (American band)
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- Carl Feaster (lead, 1930–1981)
- Claude Feaster (baritone, 1933–1975)
- Jimmy Keyes (first tenor; 1930–1995)
- Floyd "Buddy" McRae (second tenor; 1927–March 19, 2013)
- 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.
- David Hinckley (2011-04-12). "Resolution would rename Bronx street in honor of 'Sh-Boom' group The Chords". Daily News. Retrieved 2016-05-18.
- R.I.P. Floyd ‘Buddy’ McRae, Last Surviving Member Of The Chords - VVN Music, 21 March 2013
- 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.