Norman Fox

Biography

Norman Fox & The Rob-Roys are an American 1950s doo-wop group from the Bronx, New York.

The group formed in New York in 1956, and takes its name from the Rob Roy cocktail. The group was led by Norman Fox (lead), and included Bob Trotman (first tenor), Andre Lilly (second tenor), Robert Thierer (baritone), and Marshall “Buzzy” Helfand (bass). The group signed to the Backbeat label, a subsidiary of Duke/Peacock in 1957, and recorded three singles, generally upbeat doo-wop tracks: “Tell Me Why”, “Lover Doll”, and “Dance Girl Dance”.

The group then signed to Capitol Records in 1958. Helfand left the group at this time, and was replaced by new bass Paul Schneller. One single was recorded, “Pizza Pie”, but it was not released until 1959, since they were still on contract with Backbeat. In 1961, the group had, once again, gone to Capitol Records, and recorded as The Temptations, but did not have their songs issued. After having to record more unissued singles (Time Records), the group split in 1963.

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