It may have been the rock and roll era but The Four Aces were a vocal group grounded in the early 1950s. All 20 of their chart singles occurred during the fifties.
“Love Is A Many Splendered Thing” was an Oscar winning song from the film of the same name. Eddie Fisher, Tony Martin, Doris Day, and Nat King Cole all turned the song down. Enter The Four Aces.
They were a vocal group from Chester, P[ennsylvania consisting of Al Alberts, Dave Mahoney, Sol Vaccoro, and Lou Silvestri. They first recorded during 1951 and were considering disbanding when the biggest hit of their career fell into their laps.
“LoveIs A Many Splendered Thing” was also a historic chart song. BILLBOARD MAGAZINE had been publishing three separate singles charts but now they added a fourth. Their Top 100 chart would eventually become the dominant singles chart for decades.
Best Sellers In Stores Chart – 10/8/55 – 2 weeks at number one.
Most Played By Disc Jockeys Chart – 10/15/55 – 6 weeks at number one.
Most Played In Jukeboxes Chart – 11/12/55 – 3 weeks at number one.
Billboard Top 100 Chart – 11/12/55 – 3 weeks at number one.
The group under went a number of changes during the the 1960s and 1970s. Eventually there ended up two groups of Four Aces. The Original Four Aces ultimately reunited and performed together until 1987.