The soul band The Masqueraders first formed in Dallas, Texas in 1958. The original singers were kids in middle school – Charlie Moore, Robert Tex Wrightsil, brothers Johnny and Lawrence Davis, and “Little” Charlie Gibson. They released a number of singles in the early Sixties on their own Stairway label before singing with Isaac Hayes’ HBS label in 1975. Together they released their first full-length album, Everybody Wanna Live On. That year, they released their second album Love Anonymous (before HBS declared bankruptcy). In 1980, with the Bang label, The Masqueraders released their last (third) album titled The Masqueraders.
Almost 40 years after their third album, The Masqueraders haven’t given up – they’re competing for a spot on America’s Got Talent, Season 12. Think they still got it? America’s Got Talent airs Tuesdays at 8pm on NBC.