The Linen Dusters Barbershop Quartet

The Linen Dusters were a popular Barbershop Quartet during the late 1940s, 1950s and 1960s.

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Though primarily in the New England area, and actually based in Connecticut, they attained national recognition!
At one point it is believed that they were offered a regular spot on the Arthur Godfrey Radio Show.

quartet in the 1940s    
Quartet Members 1940s
Tenor - William Ryan
Lead - G. Donald Geckler
Baritone - Bill Pharensmith
Bass - Jack Farren

quartet in the 1960s

Quartet Members 1960s
Front Row - Baritone Newton Potter
             Bass - Jack Farren
Back Row - Tenor - William Ryan
                             Lead - G. Donald Geckler

Click on the image above to hear an excerpt from the Linen Dusters singing one of their favorite selections, "Rural Rhythm".

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