The Four Esquires

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The group in 1957.

The Four Esquires were an American vocal group from Boston, Massachusetts. They had two hit singles in the U.S. late in the 1950s, both on Paris Records. The first, "Love Me Forever", featured orchestral backing by Sid Bass with a female session vocalist and peaked at #25 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1957.[1] It also reached #23 on the UK Singles Chart.[2] The second, "Hideaway", had orchestral accompaniment by Richard Hayman, and peaked at #21 in the U.S. in 1958.[1]

In 1963 the group performed a vocal cover version of The James Bond Theme.


  • Bill Courtney
  • Frank Mahoney (Francis Mahony; died 2007; served in World War II as interpreter; active in Alcoholics Anonymous in Boston area from early 1980s through 2007)
  • Wally Gold (died June 7, 1998)
  • Bob Golden aka Robert Colligan
  • William Powers


  1. ^ a b Joel Whitburn, The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits. 7th edn, 2000
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 209. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.