The Kingston Trio Band Net Worth

The Kingston Trio

Folk music
Official Website: kingstontrio.com
The Kingston Trio is an American folk and pop music group that helped launch the folk revival of the late 1950s to late 1960s. The group started as a San Francisco Bay Area nightclub act with an original lineup of Dave Guard, Bob Shane, and Nick Reynolds. It rose to international popularity, fueled ...

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The Breakdown

  • General
  • Albums
  • Appearances
  • Awards
  • Influence
  • Articles
  • General Information

  • Aliases
    The Kinston Trio, Kingston Trio, Kingston Trio, The

About

The Kingston Trio is an American folk and pop music group that helped launch the folk revival of the late 1950s to late 1960s. The group started as a San Francisco Bay Area nightclub act with an original lineup of Dave Guard, Bob Shane, and Nick Reynolds. It rose to international popularity, fueled by unprecedented sales of 33⅓ rpm long-playing record albums, and helped to alter the direction of popular music in the U.S.

The Kingston Trio was one of the most prominent groups of the era's pop-folk boom that started in 1958 with the release of their first album and its hit recording of "Tom Dooley", which sold over three million copies as a single. The Trio released nineteen albums that made Billboard's Top 100, fourteen of which ranked in the top 10, and five of which hit the number 1 spot. Four of the group's LPs charted among the Top 10 selling albums for five weeks in November and December 1959, a record unmatched for more than 50 years, and the group still ranks after half a century in the all-time lists of many of Billboard's cumulative charts, including those for most weeks with a number 1 album, most total weeks charting an album, most number 1 albums, most consecutive number 1 albums, and most top ten albums.

  • Awards Won

  • Grammy Award for Best Ethnic or Traditional Folk Recording
    1959 / At Large / 2nd Annual Grammy Awards
  • Grammy Award for Best Country & Western Recording
    1958 / Tom Dooley / 1st Annual Grammy Awards
  • Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award
    2011 / 53rd Annual Grammy Awards
  • Nominations

  • Grammy Award for Best Performance by a Vocal Group or Chorus
    1958 / Tom Dooley
  • Grammy Award for Best Performance by a Vocal Group
    1960 / Here We Go Again!
  • Grammy Award for Best Performance by a Vocal Group
    1961 / Close-Up
  • Grammy Award for Best Ethnic or Traditional Folk Recording
    1959 / At Large
  • Grammy Award for Best Country & Western Recording
    1958 / Tom Dooley
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