The Vogues - 2017 Legacy Legend Nominee
• The group was named for the Vogue Terrace, a McKeesport
nightclub run by their manager Elmer Willett. They evolved from
the Val-Aires, whose records “Launie My Love”/Which One Will
It Be” had received local airplay in 1960.
• The original Vogues from Turtle Creek, comprised of Chuck
Blasko, Bill Burkette, Hugh Geyer and Don Miller, were one of
the few American acts to establish themselves in the wake of the
“British Invasion” of the Beatles and other English artists in the
• The group earned gold and platinum records, with 14 nationally
charting singles, including four Top-10 records. “You’re The One,”
‘Five O’clock World,” “Magic Town,” and “The Land of Milk And
Honey,” were among their hits on Pittsburgh’s Co & Ce label.
These early hits were co-produced by Nick Cenci and Jack Hakim,
and many were recorded in Pittsburgh.
• The Vogues appeared frequently on TV shows, including
American Bandstand, The Ed Sullivan Show, Shindig, Hullabaloo,
The Red Skelton Show, The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour,
The Tonight Show and The Mike Douglas Show.
• In 1968, they signed with Reprise records and recorded the RIAA
certified million-seller, “Turn Around, Look at Me.”
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PICTURED ABOVE AND NOMINATED GROUP MEMBERS: (from top left to right) Hugh Geyer, Chuck Blasko, Bill Burkette, Don Miller