Serendipity & Television
Good, clean, wholesome young folks.
The Serendipity Singers were formed at the University of Colorado in the early sixties and moved to New York in search of their fame and fortune. They got their break in 1964 with an appearance on the weekly ABC-TV folk showcase Hootenanny followed by a recording contract with Phillips. "Crooked Little Man" sat on the charts for over six months.
Another squeaky clean group from the same period were Joe & Eddie. Joe Gilbert, originally from New Orleans, and Eddie Brown, from Norfolk, Virginia, met and began singing together in high school after each of their families moved to Berkeley, California. At the urging of their choir instructor, they bagan singing for parties at the nearby University of California at Berkeley and at local clubs. Their big break came, much as it did for the Serendipity Singers, on the tiny black and white screen. They appeared on The Jackie Gleason Show, The Tonite Show, and, yes, Hootenanny.