The Medallions

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The Medallions were an American doo-wop group.

They were the backing vocal group with Vernon Greene on the DooTone label.

Donald Woods, a one time Medallion, transformed former Medallions into The Bel-Aires.

Links with Zappa

Zappa referred to their song "The Letter" in Memories Of El Monte.

He played this song as a guest DJ in KSAN, San Francisco, 1968. That same year he also played their songs "1959 Volvo", "Edna" and "Speedin'" as a guest DJ during the KPPC, Pasadena radio show.

In his 1969 Pop Chronicles interview,[1] Zappa praised their song "Edna".[2]

See also