In 1958 this song sold in excess of 6 million copies and put The Kingston Trio on the map - The song is credited by many for starting the 'folk music boom' of the late 50s, early 60s. Here's the Kingston Trio singing 'Tom Dooley.'

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▶ The Kingston Trio - M.T.A. - YouTube video - never knew the 'Charlie Card' was named for this!

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The original line up of The Kingston Trio. At the forefront of the late 1950's folk revival.

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"Sloop John B" by The Kingston Trio is what I hear when someone is calling me on my cell phone.

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▶ The Kingston Trio - "Tom Dooley" (1958) [The Kingston Trio is an American folk and pop music group of the late 1950s-1960s. The group started as a San Francisco Bay Area nightclub act.] [History: In 1866, Laura Foster was murdered. Confederate veteran Tom Dula (Dooley), Foster's lover and probable fiancé, was convicted of her murder and hanged May 1, 1868. Foster was stabbed to death with a large knife; the brutality of the attack partly accounted for the widespread publicity the murder.]…

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The Kingston Trio - "The Sinking of the Reuben James"......did you have a friend on the good Reuben James?

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