Jerry Scholl, who with his brother Bob, founded the Mellow-Kings in 1956 pa=
ssed away earlier this week. Originally named the Mellotones, "Tonite Tonit=
e" was their big hit on the Herald label in 1957. The group was forced to c=
hange its name after the 45 was released, as another group had already clai=
med Mellotones. Bob Scholl passed away in 1975.
First pressings of "Tonite Tonite" have the group name as The
They changed their name to avoid confusion with the already existing
Mello-Tones ("Rosie Lee") on Gee.
Here are the Mello-Kiings in their cameo in the 1959 British made r&r
movie "Sweet Beat"
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