The Friends of Distinction Biography

Vocal harmony soul quartet.

Formed in 1966 after the demise of The Hi-Fi's (2), backing band of Ray Charles by their members Harry Elston and Floyd Butler, adding two female singers with some changes through the years.

Collaborated extensively with John Florez, Ray Cork, Jr. and Jerry Peters production wise.

Released six albums between 1969 - 1973.

Disbanded in 1975 due to lack of furthermore commercial success.

Their biggest hits are Hugh Masekela's "Grazing In The Grass" and "Going In Circles".

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