Elsie Baker Gray of The Debonaires

October 18, 2023

Elsie began singing professionally as part of Detroit group the Sterophonics in her early teens, a group which, as well as releasing their own material also provided backing vocals for artists such as Spyder Turner,  Timmy Shaw and Spencer Stirling.  When the Sterophonics disbanded her schoolmates Dot Garland and Joyce Vincent invited Elsie to join their group, The Debonaires.

They were signed by Ed Wingate to his Golden World Records and the rest, as they say, is history.

Here Elsie recounts her exciting life as part of Detroit’s musical history:



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