The Paragons were composed of Garth Evans. Bob Andy, Junior Menz, and Leroy Stamp. However, in 1964 Stamp was replaced by John Holt, and Howard Barret replaced Menz. The group was heavily influenced by American soul music and the tight vocal harmonies of of Jamaican groups of the early 1960s.
The Paragons shifted from their soulful sound to become the most popular rocksteady group in Jamaica, but the band broke up in 1970 due to disagreements with money.