Dan Hein


Oral History Information

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Vocalist, Songwriter

Dan Hein joined the rock band, The Flippers, in the early 1960s just as the group was starting out. With a strong influence from jump blues and soul bands, they added a horn section and changed their name to The Fabulous Flippers. Dan believes they were among the first all white bands to add horns to their line up, influencing soul horn bands that followed. Dan sang lead vocals on the band’s biggest hits including, “The Harlem Shuffle,” “Shout,” and the Chuck Jackson classic hit, “I Don’t Want to Cry.” After leaving the band in the late 1960s, Dan formed his own record label and wrote a number of songs for other artists.