The Statler Brothers were an American country music vocal group founded in 1955 in Staunton, Virginia. Originally performing gospel music at local churches, the group billed themselves as The Four Star Quartet, and later The Kingsmen. In 1963, when the song "Louie, Louie" by the garage rock band also called The Kingsmen became famous, the group elected to bill themselves as The Statler Brothers. Despite the name, only two members of the group are actual brothers and none have the surname of "Statler". The band, in fact, named themselves after a brand of facial tissue they had noticed in a...
|Members:||Don Reid, Jimmy Fortune, Lew DeWitt, Harold Reid, Phil Balsley, Joe McDorman|
|Also known as:||Statler Brothers, La Statler Fratoj, Statler Brothers, The|