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John Stokes

John Stokes

Band member of the popular music group The Bachelors who originated from Dublin, Ireland

The Bachelors enjoyed great success through the sixties and seventies

During the 1960s, they had many successful songs in music charts in Europe, Australia, South Africa, South America, parts of the USSR, and the United States.

Some of the most successful were "Charmaine" (1963); "Diane", "I Believe", "Ramona" and "I Wouldn't Trade You For The World" (1964); "Marie" and "In the Chapel in the Moonlight" (1965).

In 1965 they had the 'most played juke box track' with "The Stars Will Remember" from a film they made with then-current DJ Sam Costa.

Their last big hit in the UK was a cover of the Paul Simon song 'The Sound Of Silence' which reached No. 3 in April 1966.

Following the split, the Cluskey brothers appeared as "The New Bachelors" and Stokes as "Stokes & Coe", Stokes allegedly also then appeared as "The New Bachelors" so the Cluskey's now perform as "Con & Dec The Bachelors"

In 2008 a compilation CD, I Believe - Very Best Of The Bachelors ,featuring the 60s hits together with two new songs recorded by Con and Dec Cluskey, was released through Universal which reached #7 in the UK Radio One album chart 27 July - 2 Aug 2008.

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