The Melting Pot
Singer Norman Wright Sr. of the 1950's doo-wop group The Del Vikings has died at the age of 72.
The Del Vikings were an interracial doo-wop that scored their only two hits in 1957: "Come Go with Me" and "Whispering Bells". Both songs would end up on the soundtrack of the 1986 film "Stand By Me", adapted from horror writer Stephen King's short story "The Body". The Del Vikings were a staple of oldies radio until stations nationwide switched the format to "classic hits" and replaced 1950's and early 1960's music with such 1970's and 1980's schlock as Hall and Oates and REO Meatwagon (gotta love Clear Channel).