The Glencoves

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The Glencoves were a folk pop group formed in 1961 in Mineola, Long Island, New York.[1]

Members included Don Connors (lead vocals and banjo), Bill Byrne (vocal and guitars), John Cadley (vocals), and Brian Bolger (guitar and vocals). Byrne went on to become mayor of Morgantown, WV, and currently serves as Morgantown City Councilor. Cadley has continued to perform bluegrass music with his band, John Cadley & the Lost Boys, and as half of the duo John Cadley and Cathy Wenthen.[2][3]

The group had a hit single with their Select Records release "Hootenanny", which peaked at #38 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1963.[4] The song's title refers to the folk singalongs which became popular on college campuses during the folk revival of the 1960s.[5]


  1. ^ The Glencoves at AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-04-24.
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  4. ^ Joel Whitburn, The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits. 7th edn, 2000
  5. ^ Richard Aquila, That Old Time Rock & Roll, University of Illinois Press, 2000, pg. 233. Mirror at Google Books.