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The Nylons


Members: Gavin Hope, Claude Morrison, Garth Mosbaugh , Tyrone Gabriel
Former Members: Paul Cooper, Arnold Robinson, Mark Cassius

In 1979 four Toronto actors, "resting" and bored between auditions and jobs, decided to create a band. Problem: Paul Cooper, Mark Connors, Claude Morrison and Denis Simpson weren't instrumentalists, but, dammit, they sure could sing. The four were singing their hearts out in the back room of a Toronto deli, and soon there were little after-hours gigs and some benefit performances.

With a reputation building in Queen Street "art" circles, The Nylons - named in the style of black vocal groups like The Orlons and The Chiffons - were ready for prime time. In April 1979 the group had its first "professional" engagement in an upstairs (and unlicensed) club across the street from the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto.

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Obituary, The Globe and Mail, Lives Lived: James Paul Cooper, 63

Individual Folios

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Good Old A Cappella : SSAA : Deke Sharon : L. Carter : The Nylons : 08745434 : 884088066529 : 1423412338

Deke Sharon : Good Old A Cappella

First performed by The Persuasions and popularized by The Nylons, this tune has been sung by countless contemporary a cappella groups. Originally from the collection Contemporary A Cappella Volume 1, now for treble voices too!

Arranger: Deke Sharon | Composers: L. Carter and O. Nevada Performed By: The Nylons

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Voicing: SSAA | Sheet Music | $1.70 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08745434

Silhouettes : TTBB : Ed Lojeski : Bob Crewe : The Nylons : Sheet Music : 08258305 : 073999534979

Ed Lojeski : Silhouettes

1950's-'60s chart hits the '80s with a hot a cappella rendition of The Nylons! Irresistible energy and drive make this an audience favorite!

Arranger: Ed Lojeski | Composer: Bob Crewe Performed By: The Nylons

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $1.90 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08258305

Up the Ladder to the Roof : SATB : Mark Brymer : Vincent DiMirco : The Nylons : Sheet Music : 08200977 : 073999009774

Mark Brymer : Up the Ladder to the Roof

Based on the Nylons' version of this song, this accompanied arrangement is alive with rhythmic and vocal style! Available: SATB, ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 2:30.

Arranger: Mark Brymer | Composers: Vincent DiMirco and Frank Wilson Performed By: The Nylons

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08200977 | Showtrax CD Available

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