The Collins Kids

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Genres: Children's, Country, Pop, Rock

The Collins Kids are an American rockabilly duo featuring siblings Lawrencine "Lorrie" Collins (born May 7, 1942) and her younger brother Lawrence "Larry" Collins (born October 4, 1944). Their hits in the 1950s as youngsters, such as "Hop, Skip and Jump", "Beetle Bug Bop" and "Hoy Hoy", were geared towards children, but their infectious singing and playing crossed over generations. Larry, a lightning-fingered guitar whiz at age 10, was known for playing a double-neck Mosrite guitar like his mentor, Joe Maphis. They became regular performers on ''Town Hall Party'' in 1954 and on Tex Ritter's ''Ranch Party'' television series from 1956 to 1959. It was on ''Town Hall Party'' that Ricky Nelson ... Continue Bio >>