======== SCROLL TO READ ======== Would you believe...... Kynne Winston began singing on stage at age three.... Church & Talent Shows, Friday night fish fries, Speak Easys and anywhere else he could put on his show. Began entertaining "Professionally" since eleven years old. Lead singer of "Gaynotes". Won Ohio Battle of Quintets 1951, 52, 54. Appeared with Dominoes, Clovers, Turbans, Ruth Brown, Lavern Baker, Fats Domino Band, Little Willie John, Clefts, Crows, and other Rhythm and Blues artist. Around 12 years old lead singer with the Gaynotes vocal group. Two years later Lead/Background with "Vallejos". Throughout the West Coast, Ohio, Indiana, Florida, West Virginia Chicago - Budland, Trianon Ballroom, Club Delisa, The Tivoli, Budland, Robert Show Lounge. Detroit - The Flame - Cleveland - Roseroom, Appearing with Frankie Lymon & Teenagers, Little Richard, Gary U.S. Bond, Contours, Chantels, Bobby Darin, Bobby Rydell, Nancy Wilson & Rusty Bryant and many more. (And that's only the beginning!)
"Music Is My Life"
Featuring Kynne Winston & A Host Of Others!
(Left) From left to Right: Bart Chatman, Kynne Winston, Ben "Pete" Caldwell, Barry Austin, and Paul Jackson. All from Columbus, Ohio. We toured the **"Chit-lin Circuit", appeared with Dick Clark's Caravan of Stars. Signed with Vee Jay Records as the "Vallejos" . Other's on label were the Dells, Curtis Mayfield w/Jerry Butler and the Impressions, the Spaniels, Dee Clark, the El Dorados, Gene Chandler, Major Lance, Jimmy Reed, Eddie Floyd.....to name a few! We had signed with "Chess & Checker", for three (3) years, a year before signing with Vee Jay. Waited for somebody/anybody to call us. No call after 7 months, so we all headed back to "Chi-Town" .....almost 16. Vee Jay changed group's name to "Falcons" and was the first vocal group on Falcon Label. ("My Only Love" and "Now That It's Over") first singles. "Come On Home" and "Why Don't You Stop" (as LYRICS), were released on Vee Jay label! "My Only Love" is in "ROCKY 2"...to be continued (kynsLipservice)
Yo, I had been singing "Pro" for years..... To this very day, I really don't think even the fellows knew how young I "really" was! Clue: I went to their High School Prom, with their "click"... ... I was a freshman, downtown at another school. Man, could I keep a secret, or what? I had to. I was also sneakin' out to the night clubs and singing on stage with the "jazz set". (good training)
"Payin' Ma' Dues And Movin On"
This is the Continuing Story & Saga of Kynne Winston