Len Barry, Arnie Silver, Jerry Summers, Mike Dennis, and Denny Brooks formed The Dovells at Overbrook High School in Philadelphia. Brooks left the group during 1962 and lead singer Barry at the end of 1963. They are best remembered for their their two big hits, “Bristol Stomp” (number two) and “You Can’t Sit Down” (number three).
During August of 1963 they tried to cash in on the dance craze of the early 1960s. Their “Hully Gully Baby” reached number 25 on the BILLBOARD MAGAZINE Hot 100. It may not have been memorable but you could dance to it, which was the point.
The Dovells would place eight singles on the Pop Chart, 1961-1963, before disbanding.