From their beginnings as prominent figures in the early-still still still luboff pdf U. The group sold millions of records and were in demand at concerts and on television shows. In 1960 he formed the Randy Sparks Trio with his wife, Jackie Miller, and Nick Woods, but soon realized he wanted a larger group.
Large commercial folk groups did not exist in those days, and The New Christy Minstrels burst onto the folk scene with “a barrage of color-coordinated blazers, starched petticoats, choreographed grins, and stage makeup. Minstrels to help popularize them. During this time several members left the group and were replaced by others. Clarence Treat on upright bass joined the group.
Connelly was soon replaced by another vocalist, Gayle Caldwell. Sparks remained at the helm of the group as both director and arranger. Some songs were performed by the full group and others by duos and trios within the group. The Troubadour in September 1962.