The Astors


The Astors were an R&B vocal quartet from Memphis, TN formed by classmates from Melrose High School that became famous during the mid 1960s. Members included Eliehue Stanback, Sam (Byrnes) Jones, Richard Harris, and lead singer Curtis Johnson. They are best known for the upbeat "Candy" (1965), an R&B Top 20 hit co-written by Isaac Hayes and Steve Cropper.

Best known songs (with years) include:

  • Candy (1965)

Pop charts debut year: 1965

Years active: 1958-1967

Genres: R&B, soul, doo-wop

Labels: Stax


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