At the time, we did a lot of singing in school so it was a natural progression to sing our own kind of music. Any music that came out that we liked, we would get together and sing, taking turns as the lead singer on each song. There might be twelve songs on an album, you were expected to know them all.
The Beach Boys, Motown like the Temptations, were popular choices, in reality though, anything in the top forty on the radio playlist was fair game.
We would gather on the street corner and sing, background vocals were just as important too. I dare say, for the times, we were pretty good. There was a surge of good music at the time spearheaded by the Beatles.
A fun time!