The Ink SpotsThe Ink Spots
were an American vocal group that helped define the musical genre
that eventually became known as doo-wop
. Tenor Bill Kenny, Charlie Fuqua, Deek Watson and Hoppy Jones released "If I Didn't Care" on Decca
, becomingtheir first smash hit. In the 1940s
, the Ink Spots released such other singles as "I'm Making Believe" (1944
) and "The Gypsy" (1946
). Watson went on to form a group called The Brown Dots while Kenny began a solo career. Jones died at the height of the group's popularity.