The Highway Q.C.'s * Genre: Gospel
* Active: '40s - 2000s
* Major Members: Copeland, Creadell, Charles Jones, Charles Richardson, Marvin Jones, Lee Richardson, Sam Cooke Biography
Not only among the top gospel groups of the postwar era, the Highway Q.C.'s were also the launching pad for such major secular pop stars as Lou Rawls, Johnnie Taylor and the immortal Sam Cooke. The group was formed in 1945 at Chicago's Highway Baptist Church by a number of teenagers that included Cooke, Creadell Copeland and two pairs of brothers, Marvin & Charles Jones and Curtis & Lee Richardson.