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