Challengers Groups

Challengers (West Coast) became Olympics.  See Marv Goldberg for a complete history and discography for the Olympics.

as Challengers (Marty Ward & The) – I Can Tell, ’57 (Melatone 1002)

as Challengers (Charles Fizer & The) – The Mambo Beat, ’57 (Melatone 1002)



Challengers (Detroit) – Honey, Honey, Honey/ Stay With Me, ’62 (Tri-Phi 1012-first pressing) (June 1962)


Challengers (Detroit) – The Butterfly/ Who Shot The Hole In My Sombrero, ’62 (Chancellor 1105)

(Some sources say both songs were originally assigned to Label Tri-Phi 1015 (August 1962) but were pulled with the # subsequently released for Shorty Long.  A Tri-Phi discography lists Tri-Phi 1016 (unreleased/October 1962) and released on Chancellor 1105.)


Challengers (Detroit) as Challengers III – Honey, Honey, Honey/ Stay, ’62 (Tri-Phi 1012-second pressing)


Challengers (Detroit) as Challengers III (ft Ann Bogan) – Every Day/ I Hear An Echo, ’62 (Tri-Phi 1020)


Challengers (Detroit)-Challengers (III) became Executives (One site offers a group history from the Challengers to the Executives, but you will need to ‘belong’ to read it.

– Why/ Come On Baby, ’63 (Explosive 3621-10 & Revenge 5003) (The listings were under both The Challengers and The Executives.)

– River Of Tears/ Come On Now, ’63 (Explosive 3821 & Mink 5004) (Explosive a-side found.)



Challengers (Los Angeles) (ref Billy Strange) – Before You/ Color Me In (Hello Yellow Bug), ’68 (GNP Crescendo 400)


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