The Orioles - Original Members

Original Members

  • Sonny Til (born Earlington Carl Tilghman, 18 August 1928, Baltimore, Maryland — died 9 December 1981, Washington, D.C.) (lead tenor)
  • Alexander Sharp (born December 1919, Baltimore — died January 1970 ) (high tenor)
  • George Nelson (born 1925, Baltimore — died 1959 ) (baritone)
  • Johnny Reed (16 August 1923, Baltimore - 18 June 2005) (bass vocals and double bass)
  • Tommy Gaither (born c.1919, Baltimore — died 5 November 1950, Baltimore ) (guitar).

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