In the sixties they were popular both in Ireland and in Great Britain. Hits from that time were Charmaine (1963), Diane, I Believe, Ramona, I Wouldn't Trade You for the World(1964), Marie, In the Chapel in the Moonlight (1965) and a cover version of "The Sound of Silence (1966).
The group consisted of three singers: Conleth (Con) Cluskey (born 18 november 1941), his brother Declan (' Dec ') Cluskey (born 23 december 1942) and John Stokes (officially: Sean James Stokes) (born on 13 August 1940). In 1984, the group apart. Both the Cluskeys as John Stokes formed a private group. At one point both groups welcomed The New Bachelors. That led to a lawsuit. The group now calls itself ' Con Cluskey of the brothers & Dec The Bachelors ', the Group of John Stokes calls himself ' John Stokes & The Bachelors ' or simply ' The Bachelors '.