Nolan Strong & The Diablos were a Detroit-based R and doo-wop vocal group best known for its hit songs "The Wind" and "Mind Over Matter." The group was one of the most popular, pre-Motown, R acts in Detroit during the mid 1950s, through the early 1960s. Nolan Strong (1934–1977), the lead vocalist, had an ethereally high tenor. Strong's smooth voice, influenced mainly by Clyde McPhatter was, in turn, a primary influence on a young Smokey Robinson.
The Del-Vikings (also known as The Dell-Vikings) are a doo-wop musical group, who recorded several hit singles in the 1950s, and continued to record and tour with various lineups in later decades. The group was notable for being one of the few racially integrated musical groups to attain success in the 50's. The Del-Vikings were formed in 1955 by members of the United States Air Force stationed in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
The Dreamlovers were a doo wop group from Philadelphia. Formed in 1956, the group took several names early in its career, recording demos as The Romancers and The Midnighters. They recorded briefly for V-Tone Records before signing to Heritage Records, who released their 1961 single "When We Get Married". The song reached No. 10 on the US Billboard Hot 100; the next year, their tune "If I Should Lose You" (on End Records) made it to No. 62.