Billy Jones & Ernest Hare met in1919 and formed a musical partnership. The duo, who would often amuse themselves by singing opera in a burlesque fashion, were best known as The Happiness Boys. They sang popular and comic songs, and joked with one another between numbers.
Together, the pair enjoyed success on various labels, major and minor.
They were also famous as radio artists.
Jones and Hare changed their identities whenever they changed sponsors. For Taystee Bread, Jones and Hare became "The Taystee Loafers," and for Interwoven Socks they became "The Interwoven Pair." Regardless of their affiliation, they continued with their songs and jokes through the 1930s.