Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn’t open, click the iTunes application icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To preview and buy music by [?], download iTunes now.

Already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC

The Shields

View In iTunes

To preview a song, mouse over the title and click Play. Open iTunes to buy and download music.


This R&B vocal group came from Los Angeles, California, USA. The Shields were an ad hoc group formed in 1958 by producer George Motola to record a cover version of the Slades’ ‘You Cheated’. The membership has always been conjectural, but it is generally accepted to have comprised lead Frankie Ervin (b. 27 March 1926, Blythe, California, USA), falsetto Jesse Belvin (b. 15 December 1932, San Antonio, Texas, USA, d. 6 February 1960), Johnny ‘Guitar’ Watson (b. 3 February 1935, Houston, Texas, USA, d. 17 May 1996, Yokohama, Japan), Mel Williams and Buster Williams. ‘You Cheated’, which went to number 11 R&B and number 12 pop in 1958, was the group’s only hit, and the song remains one of the most enduring legacies of the age of doo-wop.

Top Songs