Doo Wop

Sammy Strain Double RRHOF Inductee – O’Jays/Imperials+ Black Music History Interview

Sammy Strain is the most famous person that you have never heard of. He was a longtime member of both Little Anthony & the Imperials, during the 1950’s & 1960’s and The O’Jays from the 1970’s to the mid 1990’s. This page features the story of how he became a member of the O’Jays (as told by our friend Billy Griffin of the Miracles) and Sammy’s description of the evolution of Black music, during a 1.5 hr interview that we conducted with him.