The Ink Spots (Bill Kenny, Deek Watson, Hoppy Jones and Charlie Fuqua) issued "When the Swallows Come Back to Capistrano" (Leon Rene) in 1940 and got into the American top five. There are probably as many groups calling themselves The Ink Spots as there are The Drifters and The Platters.

In 1957 Pat Boone's cover was the B side of "April Love" and it may surprise some that it only got to the top eighty.