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Five Royales

The 5 Royales comprised of:

Clarence Pauling (b.19th March, 1928, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, U.S.A. d. 6th May, 1995, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.)

Curtis Pauling


Lowman Pauling (d. 26th December 1973, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A.) - all brothers

Otto Jeffries

Johnny L. Tanner Snr. (b. 28th November 1926, Forsyth County, N.C., U.S.A. d. 8th November 2005, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, U.S. (Bone cancer)

Obadiah Carter (d. July 1994, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, U.S.A.)

James Moore (b. 7th March 1926, U.S.A. d. 16th August 2008, Cedar Manor Nursing Home, Ossining, New York, U.S.A.)


William Samuels

The last living member of the Five Royales was James Moore.

He passed away on the 16th of August 2008 at the Cedar Manor Nursing Home in Ossining, New York.

His son is Alvis Moore.

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The Five Royales (Apollo Records 1953)

The Five Royales Sing For You (King Records 1959)

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