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Encyclopedia > Ruby Nash Curtis

Ruby Nash Curtis (born 12 November 1939) is an American singer who led the rhythm and blues group Ruby & The Romantics. November 12 is the 316th day of the year (317th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 49 days remaining. ... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Rhythm and blues (aka R&B or RnB) is a popular music genre combining jazz, gospel, and blues influences — first performed by African American artists. ... Ruby & The Romantics was an American doo-wop group, frequently considered a one-hit wonder, scoring topping the charts once with 1963s Our Day Will Come. ...

Born in Akron, Ohio Nash didn't start singing until she was a senior in high school. She joined a group of male singers touring as "The Supremes" in 1961. After they got a record deal with Kapp Records, they changed their name. In 1963, they scored a hit with "Our Day Will Come," but they never emulated that success despite personnel changes in 1965 and 1968. The group broke up in 1971 and is dubbed a one-hit wonder. Nickname: The Rubber Capital of the World Location within the state of Ohio Country United States State Ohio County Summit Mayor Don Plusquellic (D) Area    - City 161. ... Kapp Records was a record company started in 1955 by David Kapp, brother of Jack Kapp (who had set up American Decca Records in 1934). ... UK 45 rpm single for Mickey (1982) by one-hit wonder Toni Basil CD single of the Baha Mens Who Let the Dogs Out? In the music industry, a one-hit wonder is an artist generally known for only one hit single. ...

Nash returned to Akron and worked for AT&T. Ruby & The Romantics were given a Pioneer Award by the Rhythm and Blues Foundation in 1997. As of 2001 she was working at a large retail chain and received no royalties for her records. AT&T Inc. ... The Rhythm and Blues Foundation is an independent American nonprofit organization dedicated to the historical and cultural preservation of rhythm and blues music. ...

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