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The New Christy Minstrels

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Biography

Pop-folk chorus organized in 1961 by singer/songwriter Randy Sparks, who also served as their first Music Director. They got their first big break the following year when Andy Williams first heard them and signed them on as regulars on his TV show. A recording contract with Columbia records soon followed, and their many hits on that label included "Green, Green", "Saturday Night", "Today" and "Chim Chim Cheree". After leaving the Williams show, they remained busy for the balance of the decade, recording prolifically, guesting on many of the top variety shows of the period, and making personal appearances. Read more...

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