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Always love it when this happens...got an email the other day..

"Thanks for featuring one of my songs on your upcoming podcast! I am Ray of Ray & Dave - Wrong, Wrong, Wrong. I am 63 years old now I recorded that song back in 1965. And soon afterward was drafted into the Army and went to Viet Nam! Thanks and God Bless for remembering our music.

Ray "Doc Love" Caldwell, Sr."

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Always love it when this happens...got an email the other day..

"Thanks for featuring one of my songs on your upcoming podcast! I am Ray of Ray & Dave - Wrong, Wrong, Wrong. I am 63 years old now I recorded that song back in 1965. And soon afterward was drafted into the Army and went to Viet Nam! Thanks and God Bless for remembering our music.

Ray "Doc Love" Caldwell, Sr."

The true power of the internet.thumbsup.gif

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and what a great song...

If you send him back another email tell him there's a lot of people on here grateful to him for that time in the studio all those years ago...

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SURE I'D INVEST IN ONE. THE HARMONIES ARE SOOOO TIGHT. MUST,VE HAD THE 45 THREE TIMES DOWN THE YEARS, BUT AIN'T GOT ONE AT THE MO. DID THEY RELEASE OWT ELSE?.

BRI PINCH.

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Always love it when this happens...got an email the other day..

"Thanks for featuring one of my songs on your upcoming podcast! I am Ray of Ray & Dave - Wrong, Wrong, Wrong. I am 63 years old now I recorded that song back in 1965. And soon afterward was drafted into the Army and went to Viet Nam! Thanks and God Bless for remembering our music.

Ray "Doc Love" Caldwell, Sr."

I WONDER WHAT HAPPENED TO DAVE THROUGHOUT THE YEARS AND WHETHER OR NOT THEY HAVE KEPT IN TOUCH? g.gif

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I WONDER WHAT HAPPENED TO DAVE THROUGHOUT THE YEARS AND WHETHER OR NOT THEY HAVE KEPT IN TOUCH? g.gif

I'll email him and ask him all the questions then, be nice if he knew he was appreciated. I did tell him that actually, but he never replied

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I'll email him and ask him all the questions then, be nice if he knew he was appreciated. I did tell him that actually, but he never replied

smile.gif GREAT HOPE HE REPLIES THIS TIME. WILL WATCH THIS SPACE. thumbsup.gif

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Always love it when this happens...got an email the other day..

"Thanks for featuring one of my songs on your upcoming podcast! I am Ray of Ray & Dave - Wrong, Wrong, Wrong. I am 63 years old now I recorded that song back in 1965. And soon afterward was drafted into the Army and went to Viet Nam! Thanks and God Bless for remembering our music.

Ray "Doc Love" Caldwell, Sr."

Nice one.....thumbsup.gif ....report back again when you've found Dave.....laugh.gif

Quality tune...always wondered who these guys were.....they get a mention in Robert Pruter's book, but no real details.

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Well I have heard from Ray, and so has Bob who is going to interview him for his Sitting In The Park radio show! The reply that Bob got is far more detailed so with his permission, here it is..

n.b. "Jimmy" is Jimmy Dobbins who is actually the third voice on "Wrong, wrong, wrong".

I wonder if Ray knows that his siongle came out on a cd here a few years ago?

Dear Bob,

As always God has touched so many lives in our day and age, it never

seems to wonder how He's able to bring so many good thing's to life!

I would love to do a radio interview whenever it is possible for you

to put all the parts together.

I miss Jimmy and Dave I've been trying to find out where did

everybody go to? have been out

of touch with Jimmy and Dave since 1966. I hope that they're

alright! Please let's bring the team back together just maybe the

love will follow and the world will be a happier place to live! I

have a youtube account at; docloveschannel@ www.youtube.com

It's called "Heaven on Earth" a spirited show featuring some of the

many songs that I've recorded over the years. I also have a myspace

page at: raydoclove; I guess you know how to find it I am not that

savy on all that techno stuff! I am starting a new genre called

"Spiritual Jazz" with a new twist to it you'll have to listen to it

and tell me what you think!

You can call me by my nick name "Doc Love" I can be reached by my

cell phone: (*************) at anytime California time! Yes there were

three voices on all the recording done by either Jimmy Dobbins or Ray

& Dave we all sing on each other's record. It was suppose to be a

hidden secret we were holding back on untill we hit the stage.

I was drafted before we got an opportunity to perform perhaps about

two or three times. I never got paid for any of the music that I

wrote; Wrong, Wrong, Wrong" "Six lonely days" "Little Miss Perfect"

or "What is Love' (I've found love") Jimmy, Dave or myself didn't get

paid a dime for any of our material. Bob Lee and Al Benson took us

to the cleaners.

I am President of a major Housing Corporation here in California. We

provide low to moderate income families with affordable housing &

financing! We're looking to close escrow on a large housing purchase

which will aid a lot of the many programs that we will be sponsoring

for the community! Please help me find my long lost friends.

I pray "God" that they're all doing well and resting in His arms just

like I am.

Love You so much Bob, please call me at your earliest so that we can

go over more details when you do call me!!!

Sincerely,

Ray "Doc Love" Caldwell, Sr.,

Edited by Pete S

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Well I have heard from Ray, and so has Bob who is going to interview him for his Sitting In The Park radio show! The reply that Bob got is far more detailed so with his permission, here it is..

n.b. "Jimmy" is Jimmy Dobbins who is actually the third voice on "Wrong, wrong, wrong".

I wonder if Ray knows that his siongle came out on a cd here a few years ago?

Dear Bob,

As always God has touched so many lives in our day and age, it never

seems to wonder how He's able to bring so many good thing's to life!

I would love to do a radio interview whenever it is possible for you

to put all the parts together.

I miss Jimmy and Dave I've been trying to find out where did

everybody go to? I've been fighting cancer since forever, I was

exposed to "Agent Orange" during the Viet Nam war and have been out

of touch with Jimmy and Dave since 1966. I hope that they're

alright! Please let's bring the team back together just maybe the

love will follow and the world will be a happier place to live! I

have a youtube account at; docloveschannel@ www.youtube.com

It's called "Heaven on Earth" a spirited show featuring some of the

many songs that I've recorded over the years. I also have a myspace

page at: raydoclove; I guess you know how to find it I am not that

savy on all that techno stuff! I am starting a new genre called

"Spiritual Jazz" with a new twist to it you'll have to listen to it

and tell me what you think!

You can call me by my nick name "Doc Love" I can be reached by my

cell phone: (510)830-6500 at anytime California time! Yes there were

three voices on all the recording done by either Jimmy Dobbins or Ray

& Dave we all sing on each other's record. It was suppose to be a

hidden secret we were holding back on untill we hit the stage.

I was drafted before we got an opportunity to perform perhaps about

two or three times. I never got paid for any of the music that I

wrote; Wrong, Wrong, Wrong" "Six lonely days" "Little Miss Perfect"

or "What is Love' (I've found love") Jimmy, Dave or myself didn't get

paid a dime for any of our material. Bob Lee and Al Benson took us

to the cleaners.

I am President of a major Housing Corporation here in California. We

provide low to moderate income families with affordable housing &

financing! We're looking to close escrow on a large housing purchase

which will aid a lot of the many programs that we will be sponsoring

for the community! Please help me find my long lost friends.

I pray "God" that they're all doing well and resting in His arms just

like I am.

Love You so much Bob, please call me at your earliest so that we can

go over more details when you do call me!!!

Sincerely,

Ray "Doc Love" Caldwell, Sr.,

President

Marina Housing, Inc.,

(510) 830-6500 Cell

(510) 550-2759 eFax

PO Box 620

San Lorenzo, CA 94580

Wow !!! a true gentleman in every sense of the word. Nearly raised a tear reading his story and would love to hear more from the man himself. Obviously one genuine ' soulman '. Stay soulful.

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Great stuff Pete.

Always had a soft spot for "Little Miss Perfect" and "What is Love".

Wonder where the 'Doc Love' nickname came from?

Ray Caldwell / Nick Caldwell / Whispers / Doctor Love / California ????

:g:

Just a thought!

Look forward to the Boba interview!

:thumbsup:

Sean

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