The Four Lads
From college campuses to supper clubs, fairs to industrial shows, commercials to concert halls, Tokyo’s Latin Quarter to New York’s Copacabana, Glasgow’s Empress Theatre to Notre Dame, Las Vegas’ Sands Hotel to Honolulu Stadium, Okinawa’s Naha Theatre to Manilla’s Aranete Concert Hall… the Four Lads radio, television and live appearances read like a veritable “who’s who” of the entertainment industry.
The Lads launched their professional career in 1950 singing in local clubs around Toronto. Quite a few “Ups and Downs” later, the boys had a chance for a tryout performance at New York’s posh dinner club, Le Ruban Bleu. There, Mitch Miller saw them and put them on the million selling Johnnie Ray records “Cry” and “The Little White Cloud That Cried”. After that, the Lads were signed to their own recording contract, receiving their first Gold Record in 1953 for “Istanbul”. Their success story includes the sale of some 50 million singles and albums to date.
Today the Four Lads continue their musical history bringing exciting and truly “golden” performances to receptive audiences on cruises, at conventions, night clubs, dinner theatres, concert halls and Nevada’s hotel casinos. More than 50 years later the Lads’ munique style captures hearts and brings back many a memory. It is a magical formula that keeps audiences all over the world in love with the Four Lads. They are still providing, to everyone who sees them, many wonderful “Moments to Remember”.