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The Ink Spots

The 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 in 1939, 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.