Lillie Bryant Howard
In the late fifties, Lillie Bryant, one half of the million-seller Swan Records recording duo Billy & Lillie. The duo recorded hits such as Lucky Lady Bug, La Dee Dah, and Happiness. As a solo vocal artist, Lillie recorded Good Morning Baby, Smokey Gray Eyes, the Gambler, and more, during her tenure on Dick Clark's Swan Records label Billy any Lillie went on to record 25 to 30 recordings through the late 50’s into the 60’s. With performances at the world famous Apollo Theater with Mickey & Sylvia, and multiple appearances on Dick Clark's American Bandstand to her credit, she toured with the Allan Freed Rock & Roll Show with Chuck Berry, Big Bopper, Chantels and Frankie Lymon. Lillie has also shared the stage with Jackie Wilson, and Sam Cooke. Her other TV appearances have included Patty Page's Big Record and The Joe Franklin Show. In more recent years, she has performed with organist Jimmy McGriff, alto saxophonist Eddie Pazant, pianist James Wideman, bassist artisan Christopher Dean Sullivan, drummer Bernard Purdie and jazz pianist Dorthy Donegan.