Larry Strickland Joins New Gospel Quartet

Away from the music business for several years, Larry Strickland, the former bass singer with Elvis Presley's Stamps Quartet, is making the music he loves again with his new band: Classic Sound Quartet. Born in North Carolina and the son of a preacher, Larry began singing bass as a teenager and quickly advanced from appearances at local events to singing further across the state and then around the USA. When his band opened for JD Sumner and The Stamps, JD was so impressed with Larry's singing he invited him to audition in Nashville for the Stamps. So, in 1974 Larry joined Elvis Presley on stage in Las Vegas as the bass singer for the Stamps Quartet, and 'Life,' he admits, 'would never be the same after that.' After Larry and Naomi were married 18 years ago, Larry stopped touring and singing to devote his time to his family and his wife’s career. Although he still manages Naomi, Larry recently began to miss singing and especially missed the Southern Gospel Music, which prompted him to make music again with Classic Sound Quartet. The group has just released a new single to great acclaim, entitled Day By Day from their debut album In God We Still Trust.
Source: Elvis UK On-line / Updated: Nov 21, 2007 
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