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a brief history

In 1956, Bernie Lowe, along with fellow composer, Kal Mann, founded Cameo Records, which later expanded into a subsidiary label called Parkway.  With Parkway they signed an unknown singer, Ernest Evans, to their label.  Ernest Evans would change his name to Chubby Checker, which helped Cameo/Parkway become one of the largest independent record labels in America.  Bernie Lowe also helped launch and further the careers of Bobby Rydell, Dee Dee Sharp, The Tymes, The Orlons and The Dovells.


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