Web Poll Results: Your favorite '50s artists!

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Seems the Goldminemag.com crowd loves the classics: Buddy Holly & The Crickets, Elvis Presley and Connie Francis each won their respective categories.

But, plenty of other artists had very respectable showings.
Ricky Nelson outpaced the remainder of the gents to take second place in that field ? no easy feat given the competition. Sam Cooke, Chuck Berry and Ol’ Blue Eyes himself, Frank Sinatra, tied for third among our crooners.

For the ladies, Patti Page took second, and Rosemary Clooney and Annette Funicello tied for a very respectable third place.

When it came to the musical groups, the Everly Brothers handily swept into second, with Bill Haley and the Comets coming in a distant third.

Here’s who you snubbed (no votes received):
? Pat Boone
? The Fleetwoods
? Fabian

Did we miss your favorite artist on our ballot? E-mail us at goldmine@krause.com to let us know!

To see the full results from the poll, keep reading:

1. Who’s your favorite 1950s duo or group?

The Everly Brothers: 31%

Bill Haley & His Comets: 10%

The Kingston Trio: 4%

Buddy Holly & The Crickets: 45%

The Platters: 6%

The Andrews Sisters: 1%

The Fleetwoods: 0%

The Four Aces: 1%

The McGuire Sisters: 1%

The Chordettes: 1%


2. Who’s your favorite 1950s male singer?

Elvis Presley: 32%

Pat Boone: 0%

Ricky Nelson: 15%

Frankie Avalon: 1%

Sam Cooke: 9%

Nat “King” Cole: 4%

Frank Sinatra: 9%

Jerry Lee Lewis: 6%

Bobby Darin: 7%

Fabian: 0%

Chuck Berry: 9%

Fats Domino: 3%

Little Richard: 5%

3. Who’s your favorite 1950s female singer?


Patti Page: 15%

Doris Day: 9%

Debbie Reynolds: 3%

Rosemary Clooney: 11%

Annette Funicello: 11%

Kitty Kallen: 1%

Connie Francis: 38%

Jo Stafford: 7%

Kay Starr: 5%

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