Music: Sounds Like Old Times

The Sheppards make fresh pop from the past

It was 1955, the way Bunky Sheppard tells it now, and he was riding in his car past the corner of 58th and South Park in Chicago. He passed a group singing a cappella, letting some high sweet harmonies drift up into the metropolitan air. Bunky drove around the block, came back to that same corner, listened a little harder and made his move.

Nothing happened. Or a great deal happened, but nobody heard much about it. Bunky bestowed his own moniker on the group that evolved from the street corner, and, as the Sheppards,...

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