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Clarence Collins, musician. Named to Vocal Group Hall of Fame, 1999, Long Island Music Hall of Fame, 2006, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, 2009; recipient Pioneer award, Rhythm & Blues Foundation, 1993.


Collins, Clarence was born on March 17, 1941 in Brooklyn.


Co-founding member the Imperials (formerly the Duponts and the Chesters), since 1956.


  • Other Work

    • Singer: (songs) Tears on My Pillow, 1958, Goin' Out of My Head, 1964, Hurt So Bad, 1965, others, (albums) We are the Imperials, 1959, Shades of the '40s, 1961, I'm on the Outside (Looking In), 1964, Payin' Our Dues, 1967, Reflections, 1967, Movie Grabbers, 1968, Out of Sight, Out of Mind, 1969, Little Anthony & the Imperials, 1970, On a New Street, 1973, You'll Never Know, 2008.