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The Manhattans


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Birth Place: Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S.
Years Active: 1962–present
Genres: R&B

The Manhattans are a popular R&B vocal group with a string of hit records spanning four decades, their best-known million-selling songs being "Kiss and Say Goodbye" and "Shining Star" in 1976 and 1980, respectively. The group's first single was "For the Very First Time," released in 1964 by Carnival Records. They struck chart gold in 1976 with "Kiss and Say Goodbye," written by Blue Lovett and arranged/co-produced with the group by top Philadelphia-based musician/producer Bobby Martin, a former member of the MFSB band of session musicians. The song quickly became a #1 chart topper on both the Billboard Pop and R&B charts. It also became only the second single ever to go platinum. They foun... Continue Bio >>


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