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The Casinos

  • The Casinos were a nine-member doo-wop group from Cincinnati, Ohio, led by Gene Hughes. They are best-known for their John Loudermilk written song "Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye," which hit #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1967, well after the end of the doo-wop era.
  • The group was based around Hughes and his brothers Glenn and Norman, and they signed a deal with Fraternity Records. "Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye" was their first single, and its vocal harmony and organ interlude would not have been out of place in a Top Ten hit from ten or fifteen years earlier. The track reached #28 in the UK Singles Chart in March 1967.[1] They tried to follow it up with a Don Everly penned song, "It's All Over Now," but that only hit U.S. #65.
  • After his time with the Casinos was over, Gene Hughes became a country music promoter, but he died on 3 February 2008, at the age of 67, from complications following a car accident.
  • Bob Smith, who later joined the group along with Bob Armstrong, went on to an illustrious career in the private sector. Smith is still residing in Cincinnati, living in near anonymity.

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Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye

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