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Billy Ward & The Dominoes

Billy Ward & The Dominoes

Billy Ward and The Dominoes signed an exclusive recording contract with Liberty Records it was announced in trade publications today (December 29th, 1956).

 

According to the announcement Billy Ward was signed to a three-year deal with Liberty.

Billy Ward had an interesting deal with liberty in which he was allowed to own the masters that he recorded after April 15, 1958.

The first session under the Liberty deal produced the group’s classic song “Stardust,” which was a tune that featured Dominoes member Eugene Mumford singing a tune written by Hoagy Carmichael.

Stardust was released on April 15, 1957 and peaked at #12 on the pop charts. The song has since been used in numerous movies including “Goodfellas.”
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