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The Monotones

back row - l to r: warren davis, frankie smith, george malone - front row - l to r: warren ryanes, charles patrick and john ryanes

The Monotones were formed in 1955 in Newark, New Jersey, U.S.A.

The group comprised of:

Warren Davis (b. 1st March 1939, Newark, New Jersey, U.S.A.) - first tenor

George Walter Malone (b. 5th January 1940, Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, U.S.A. d. 5th October 2007, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona, U.S.A.) - second tenor

Charles Patrick (b. 11th September 1938, Newark, New Jersey, U.S.A.) - lead singer

Frank Smith (b. 13th May 1938, U.S.A. d. 26th November 2000, U.S.A.) - bass singer

John Ryanes (b. 16th November 1940, Newark, New Jersey, U.S.A. d. 30th May 1972, Newark, New Jersey, U.S.A.) - second bass singer


Warren Ryanes (b. 14th December 1937, Newark, New Jersey, U.S.A. d. 16th June 1982, U.S.A.) - baritone

The Monotones were an American doo-wop vocal group in the 1950's.

Their only hit single was 'The Book of Love', which reached number 5 on the Billboard Top 100 in 1958.

The Monotones disbanded in 1962.

The Monotones

'Book Of Love' b/w 'You Never Loved Me' - 1957

At Mascot Records, they had a hit single with the song 'The Book Of Love' in 1957.

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Who Wrote The Book Of Love? (Collectables Records 1992)

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