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George Weidler

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Just came across a website that has a photo of Doris's second husband, George Weidler, from the mid-1950s -- without his mustache. He and his two brothers, who were all reed players, recorded some vocals under the name of the Wilder Brothers (note the spelling). You can see the photo by searching for "white doo-wop collector" and then entering "Wilder Brothers" in the search field on that website.

Here's a bit of trivia: Weidler's second wife, Donna Boniface (from whom he was divorced in 1951), in 1955 became the second wife of Doris's close friend, arranger/composer/conductor Frank Comstock.

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Would be interesting to see that link Musiclover? GW was younger than DD.

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Is it possible there are two Wilder brothers -

You tube video
Uploaded on Aug 18, 2009
A new version of the Michael Bolton classic performed by The Wilder Brothers, The band is based on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The Wilder Brothers are Kevin Roughton on guitar, Doug Dino on percussion and Andy
Rice on bass. Everybody sings of course.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNc002hW5m0

The correct name is Weidler Brothers.

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The Wilder Bros. on this Youtube are a relatively recent group. George Weidler and his two brothers (or possibly Capitol Records, for whom they first recorded) changed the pronunciation and spelling of their last name. I don't know why.

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