The Lettermen

This trio known as The Lettermen was an American male group who sang pop songs with great harmony. They began their career in 1959 and during their popularity, they came out with 11 gold records.

The Lettermen trio was Jim Pike, Bob Engeman, and Tony Butala. They first began recording in 1960. Signing on with Warner Records they came out with their first singles “Two Hearts” and “Their Hearts Were Full of Spring”.

However, they were not very successful and changed to Capitol Records. It was a successful move and they started coming out with great hits “The Way You Look Tonight” made the Billboard Hot 100 as did their next single “When I Fall in Love”. In 1961 at the top of their popularity The Lettermen began giving live concerts and did more than 200 shows a year.

In 1967 Bob Engemann left the trio and was replaced by Pike’s younger brother Gary Pike. The hits continued in 1968 with the medley “Goin’ Out of My Head”/”Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You” and “Put Your Head on My Shoulder”.

In 1969 “Hurt So Bad” hit the charts and their last successful single was “Love” in 1971. Nowadays Jim and Gary Pike with Ric de Azevedo call themselves “Reunion” and perform singing hits by the Lettermen.


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