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COLLINS KIDS

Lorrie and Larry, vocal duo mid-'50s (Lawrencine May Collins b 7 May '42 Tahlequah OK; Lawrence Albert Collins b 4 Oct. '44 Tulsa). Sang and played guitar at school, on West Coast radio in early teens. Signed to Columbia '55 for classic rockabilly singles such as 'Rock Away Rock', 'In My Teens', 'Rock Boppin' Baby', 'Hop Skip And Jump' '56--9. Never made the charts, but featured on Town Hall Party TV show '53--60, Grand Ole Opry '59, Steve Allen show, etc. Split '65 when Lorrie married promoter Stew Carnall and settled in Reno. Larry continued behind the scenes: co-wrote 'Delta Dawn' ('72 pop/country hit), worked as prod., publisher; became pro golfer. Albums incl. boxed set Hop, Skip And Jump '92 on Bear Family.