Donald's Encyclopedia of Popular Music

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FOUR PREPS, The

USA vocal group formed at Hollywood High School. Lineup: Bruce Belland, Glen Larson, Ed Cobb, Marv Ingram. Clean-cut group were era's equivalent of today's California soft-rock (pretty harmonising may have been an infl. on the Beach Boys). Signed by Capitol, had 13 entries in Hot 100 '56-64, six top 40 incl. '26 Miles' (no. 2, written by Larson and Belland), "Big Man' (no. 3), both '58.