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March 17, 2004


At the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame annual induction on Monday night film director Robert Townsend introduced The Dells, who formed in a Chicago suburb in the 1950s, and had their first hit, "Oh, What a Night," in 1956. In 1990, when they consulted on Townsend's doo-wop film "The Five Heartbeats," the Dells recorded "A Heart is a House for Love," which cracked the top 20 to give the group at least one single on the pop charts in every decade since the 1950s -- a feat matched only by the Isley Brothers. "There's a God that cared a lot about us that made us care a lot about each other," bass singer Charles Barksdale said about the group's longevity. "We do love each other."

Posted by acapnews at March 17, 2004 9:18 AM


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