The Book of Love is a rock and roll / doo-wop song, originally by The Monotones. It was written by three members of the group, Warren Davis, George Malone. 8, Reading The Book Of Love (Alternate Take). 9, You Never Loved Me. 10, What Would You Do If There Wasn't Any Rock'N'Roll (Previously Unreleased). View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of Book Of Love / You Never Loved Me on Discogs.

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The Monotones Book Of Love

Book Of Love by The Monotones song meaning, lyric interpretation, video and chart position. (Who Wrote) The Book Of Love Lyrics: I wonder, wonder who, who-oo-ooh, who / (Who wrote the Book Of Love) / Tell me, tell me, tell me / Oh, who wrote the. (Who Wrote) The Book Of Love Lyrics: I wonder, wonder who, who-oo-ooh, who / (Who wrote the Book Of Love) / Tell me, tell me, tell me / Oh, who wrote the.

Charles Patrick, lead singer, born 11 September Warren Davis, first tenor, born 1 March George Malone, second tenor, born 5 January Frank Smith, bass, born 13 May Warren Ryanes, baritone, born 14 December , died June John Ryanes, second bass, born 16 November , died 30 May The Monotones recorded one of the most memorable doo-wop novelty songs of the 50s, "Book of Love". They had sung in the same church choir as Dionne Warwick and Cissy Houston beforming forming their own group in They won first prize and began to think more seriously about a career in music. While the Monotones were rehearsing the now famous intro, a baseball came crashing through the window, from some kids playing outside. It fit, everyone liked it, and it was used in the form of a solitary bass drum. If it isn't true, it's still a good story. Soon, the response was such that Mascot could not handle the orders and the master was licensed to Chess Records, who issued the record on their Argo imprint. The group went on an extended tour with Bobby Darin and Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers and didn't have the chance to record a follow-up until June. The group cut several more singles, most of which, "Ride of Paul Revere", "Legend of Sleepy Hollow", "Tell It to the Judge" deserved a better chart fate, but their first hit would also be their last. In the early sixties, they recorded two "answer" songs, an answer to their own hit called "Reading the Book of Love" and an answer record to an answer record! The group quietly disbanded in Members went off to the Army, marriages and regular jobs. However, they re-formed for oldies shows in the s, albeit without the Ryanes bothers, who both died. The Monotones are still performing today. Only 14 tracks.

Lead singer Charles Patrick heard a Pepsodent toothpaste commercial with the line " wonder where the yellow went ".

From there he got the idea for the line, "I wonder, wonder, wonder who, who wrote the book of love", working it up into a song with Davis and Malone. The "boom" part of the song was a result of a kid kicking a ball against the garage while they were rehearsing.

It sounded good, so they added it to the song. The small record company could not cope with its popularity, and it was reissued on Chess Records ' subsidiary Argo label in February From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article needs additional citations for verification.

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The master take, a full-sounding production in spite of its use of only a guitar, drums and vocals, was recorded at Bell Sound studios that fall. First released on Mascot a Hull-affiliated label at the end of the year, it was only after Kaslin gave the much larger Chess Records distribution rights that the song took off. The record caught on in several other countries soon after, but in England a sugarcoated cover by The Mudlarks was a hit in place of the Jersey-bred original.

The Monotones went into novelty territory after this, following up with "Tom Foolery" in the summer and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" in time for Halloween, but radio ignored them and record downloaders, by and large, were unaware.

Bea Kaslin had licensed runaway smash "Little Star" by The Elegants to Apt Records, so she followed suit with the Monotones ballad "Words of Wisdom" and novelty track "Ride of Paul Revere," unexpectedly released on Apt as The Terracetones, an existing group who couldn't have been too happy about the credit switch on a single they had no involvement with.

Like the previous two Argo singles, this one as well went D. By the time "Tell it to the Judge" was released in '59, it was all too obvious they were overreaching in trying to fit in somewhere amidst the semi-novelty offerings of hit groups The Coasters and The Olympics. Bea put the group on the Hull label for a couple of early-'60s singles.

They based "Daddy's Home, But Momma's Gone" on a big Hull hit, Shep and the Limelites' "Daddy's Home," but the mostly-humorous track ended up being the group's last release before they threw in the towel early in Career total: one hit, that was it.

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