The Kingston Trio - 60th Anniversary Celebration

Apr 29, 2017

The Kingston Trio was at the forefront of a folk music boom that produced Peter Paul and Mary, The Limelighters, The Smothers Brothers, and Bob Dylan. Three college students formed the TRIO in 1957: Bob Shane, Nick Reynolds, and Dave Guard, who began singing in coffeehouses in the San Francisco area. They soon gained national prominence and were signed with Capitol Records where they recorded their first single "Scarlet Ribbons." Their recording of "Tom Dooley" has sold over 6 million copies. In 1959, THE KINGSTON TRIO received a Grammy Award as the "Best Country Music Group," (there were no folk categories at that time).