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The 1950s R&B group The Monotones was formed in 1955 by a group of friends living in the Baxter Terrace housing project in Newark, NJ. The original group consisted of Warren Ryanes, John Ryanes, Charles Patrick, Warren Davis, George Malone, Frankie Smith and Charles Patrick's brother James, who left the group shortly after it formed. They began ... See full bio »

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 2016 Crazy About Tiffany's (Documentary) (performer: "Book of Love")
 2013 Vegas (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- From This Day Forward (2013) ... (performer: "The Book of Love")
 2012 56 Up (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "What Would I Do")
 2010 Mafia II (Video Game) (performer: "BOOK OF LOVE")
 1998 42 Up (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "What Would I Do")
 1995 Le nouveau monde (performer: "Book of Love")
 1992 Oh, What a Night (performer: "(Who Wrote) The Book of Love")
 1991 35 Up (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "What Would I Do")
 1990 Book of Love (performer: "Book of Love")
 1989 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Mickey's Happy Valentine Special (1989) ... (performer: "Book of Love")
 1988 The Newlywed Game (TV Series) (performer: "The Book of Love")
 1986 Stand by Me (performer: "Book of Love")
 1984 28 Up (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "What Would I Do")
 1984 The New Newlywed Game (TV Series) (performer: "The Book of Love")
 1981 WKRP in Cincinnati (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Til Debt Do Us Part (1981) ... (performer: "The Book of Love")
 1973 American Graffiti (writer: "Book of Love")
 1971 Dusty and Sweets McGee (performer: "Book of Love")
 1964 Seven Up! (TV Short documentary) (performer: "What Would I Do")
 1964 No Hiding Place (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The By Boys (1964) ... (performer: "Its great", "Anymore")
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Single: "Daddy's Home, But Mama's Gone" (Hull Records). See more »

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John Ryanes died on May 30, 1972. Warren Ryanes died in June of 1982. George Malone died on Oct. 5, 2007. Frankie Smith died of lung cancer on Nov. 25, 2000. See more »

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