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Lowman Pauling & The "5" Royales

 
 
Lowman Pauling & The "5" Royales Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, September 27, 2019
1. Lowman Pauling & The "5" Royales Marker
Inscription.  The "5" Royales – Winston-Salem natives Lowman Pauling, Obadiah Carter, James Moore, Johnny Tanner, Otto Jeffries, and Jeffries' successor Eugene Tanner – climbed the R&B charts in the 1950s with songs written by Pauling, including the hits "Help Me Somebody" and "Dedicated to the One I Love". Their unique harmonies and Pauling's innovative guitar techniques were groundbreaking, influencing James Brown, Steve Cropper, and Eric Clapton. In 2015, the group was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The "5" Royales rehearsed and played with other musicians – including Brown and Ray Charles – here, in Pauling's Rich Avenue basement.
 
Erected 2019 by City of Winston-Salem.
 
Location. 36° 6.554′ N, 80° 13.297′ W. Marker is in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, in Forsyth County. Marker is at the intersection of Rich Avenue and East 12th Street, on the right when traveling north on Rich Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1135 Rich Avenue, Winston Salem NC 27101, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. (Former) Atkins High School (about 300
Lowman Pauling & The "5" Royales Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, September 27, 2019
2. Lowman Pauling & The "5" Royales Marker
feet away, measured in a direct line); Fourteenth Street Elementary School (approx. mile away); Fourteenth Street School (approx. mile away); George Black House and Brickyard (approx. 0.4 miles away); Reynoldstown Historic District (approx. 0.4 miles away); Winston-Salem Chapter Of The Black Panther Party (approx. 0.7 miles away); Kate Bitting Reynolds Memorial Hospital (approx. 0.7 miles away); East Winston Library (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winston-Salem.
 
Also see . . .
1. The "5" Royales get their due in east Winston-Salem. (Submitted on September 27, 2019, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.)
2. W-S Journal article. (Submitted on October 10, 2019, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.)
 
Categories. African AmericansArts, Letters, Music
 
Pauling's Rich Ave house image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, September 27, 2019
3. Pauling's Rich Ave house
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 10, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 27, 2019, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 27, 2019, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
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