There are multiple artists with this name. 1) Doo-wop group. In 1960, the Blue Angels, a 5-piece combo, contained the core of what would become The Monarchs. Following the addition of four members and a name change suggested by Frances Gibson the Mother of Mike Gibson the lead singer, the band scraped together the money to record their first 45. It was an era filled with local "music stars." It was a time of sock hops, teen clubs and AM radio.