The Nylons Biography
The Nylons are an a cappella group founded in 1979 in Canada, best known for their covers of The Turtles' "Happy Together", Steam's "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye", and The Tokens' version of the traditional "The Lion Sleeps Tonight".
The band gained valuable exposure from the mid-1980s syndicated sitcom Throb by singing (with the show's lead actress Diana Canova) the theme to the show.
These songs appeared on the band's most popular albums, 1987's Happy Together and 1989's Rockapella; at the time, the Nylons' lineup consisted of Arnold Robinson, Paul Cooper, Marc Connors and Claude Morrison. Cooper retired from the band in 1990, and was replaced by Micah Barnes; Connors died in 1991 and was replaced by Billy Newton-Davis. In early 2006 Arnold Robinson retired. Tyrone Gabriel became the new bass singer and Gavin Hope returned to the baritone part.
Currently the band's lineup is Morrison (tenor), Tyrone Gabriel (bass), Garth Mosbaugh (tenor), and Gavin Hope (baritone).
The band recently has reissued all their albums on CD through Unidisc Music Inc.
Albums from 1982-1989 were released on Attic Records in Canada and Windham Hill in the United States, albums from 1989-1996 were released on BMG' Scotti Brothers imprint, and albums after 1997 were released on Shoreline Records.