Related Information for Joe Bennett & The Sparkletones The original group: Joe Bennett (lead vocal, leadguitar), Wayne Arthur (upright bass,), Howard"Sparky" Childress (guitar), and Jimmy Denton(drums).In October 1957, their hit song, “Black Slacks”,charted No. 17 on the Billboard Charts andstayed in that position for more than fourconsecutive months. “Penny Loafers and BobbySocks” also charted that same year. These songswere hits on the ABC-Parmount Label at thesame time rock 'n roll was breaking out!.. read more