Valentines, The - Circa 1956 Album Page Signed by 5 Members (Bunny Briggs Verso)
Circa 1956 4 1/2 x 6 Autograph Album Page. Signed in pencil,
"To Bonnie, Love always from The Valentines, Ronnie (Bright), Mickey (Francis), David (Clowney), Eddie (Edgehill) & Rickie (Barrett )"
All have signed with their 1st names only.
Signed on the Verso, "To Bonny, Bunny Briggs" in red ink.
Slight edge toning to page. Otherwise, very fine.
We culled these autographs from the collection of a young lady named “Bonnie”, who acquired these at the Bushnell Theater in Hartford, Connecticut between 1955 & 1957.
The Valentines were one of the most highly regarded American doo-wop groups from the mid-1950s. Although they never had a record on the national hit parades, they were popular in New York and the East Coast in general and had many regional big sellers. The stage performances of the group were sellouts and their harmonizing and choreography in sequence were amongst the most accomplished of their time. Influenced both musically and in their showmanship by The Cadillacs, The Solitaires, and The Flamingos, The Valentines were able to contribute an innovative stage presentation, outstanding vocals, and some unique performances.
Bunny Briggs (February 26, 1922 – November 15, 2014) was an American tap dancer who was inducted into the American Tap Dancing Hall of Fame in 2006.