The Velvets

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The Velvets.

The Velvets are an American doowop band, best known for their hit song "I" (1954). They should not be confused with The Velvet Underground.

Zappa about The Velvets

"My folks would always bash my hand, but I kept listening to Hunter Hancock on the radio, in L.A. He was the first R&B disc jockey out there about 11 or 12 years ago.... he would play things like "I" by The Velvets. Do you remember that record? It's a slow ooo-wah song..." - Don Paulsen interviews FZ, 2 December 1966.

"It sounded fabulous. My parents insisted it be dismissed from the radio and I knew I was onto something ..." - Stern Words In Knightsbridge, 28 January 1978.

As a guest DJ on KPPC, Pasadena, November 1968, Zappa played their song "I" on the radio.

The Velvets are also referenced during track The Blackouts on The Lost Episodes.

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