The Casinos was a nine-member doo-wop group from Cincinnati, Ohio, led by Gene Hughes included Bob Armstrong, Ray White, and Pete Bolton. Ken Brady joined the group as the lead singer until 1965. Pete Bolton was replaced at the time by Jerry Baker. Ken Brady left the group to perform as a solo artist and Gene Hughes returned and the group became a nine piece group. They are best known for their John D. Loudermilk-penned song "Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye," which hit number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1967, well after the end of the doo-wop era.
The Casinos were playing in a Cincinnati club where WSAI disc jockey Tom Dooley liked to visit. Dooley had a song he wanted to record but needed a band to provide the music. The Casinos had been getting great reaction to "Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye" at the club and they wanted to record it. Dooley offered to pay for studio time at Cincinnati's King Records Studio for the Casinos to record their song if they would back up Dooley on his song. While Dooley's song didn't see success beyond WSAI the Casino's tune quickly became a national hit.