Along with the Kingston Trio, the Limeliters were one of the most successful folk groups of the early '60s, a time when the folk music revival was in itself a sort of backlash against the anti-establishment rock & roll generation. The original group consisted of Glenn Yarbrough, vocal and guitar (b. 1930); Lou Gottlieb, vocal and bass (b. 1923, d. 1996); and Alex Hassilev, vocal, guitar, and banjo (b. 1932).