The Girl Group Chronicles: The Biographies
The Blue Orchids
The Bonnie Sisters
Brenda & The Tabulations
Candy & The Kisses
The Delicates (East Coast) The Delicates (West Coast)
The Dixie Cups
The Donays The Exciters
The Jelly Beans
The Murmaids The Orlons
The Pixies 3
Reparata & The Delrons
The Shangri-las The Sherrys
The Sweet Inspirations
The Three Bells The Toys
The Vernons Girls
|Ever wonder about the young women singing the songs we love?
I certainly have.
In fact, learning about their careers' ups and downs, the stories behind the hits, and inspiring tales of making it to the big time (or at least having some fun trying) make the songs come alive.
In this section you'll find interesting bits of biographical information about some of the best remembered groups of the era, some groups you may not have known, and everything in between.
Most of the information collected in these biographies comes from selected books, liner notes, and in some cases, from members of the groups themselves. That being said, when you put together a complete story from various sources, there are bound to be mistakes here and there. If you notice a glaring error, please email so I can correct it.
Many thanks to wonderful music historians like Mick Patrick, Malcolm Baumgart, John Clemente, Alan Betrock, Don Charles, Ian Chapman, Sheila Bergel, Kieron Tyler, Jay Warner, Jimmy Crescitelli, Michael "Dock Rock" Kelly, John Rausch, all the great people at Spectropop, and everyone else who contributed in some way or another to this site and these biographies.
A special thanks to some of the artists who have wrote to me commenting on this site or their profile. Katherine Anderson (The Marvelettes), Kaye Krebs and Debby Swisher (The Pixies 3), Barbara Harris (The Toys), Dawn Mann (The Chiffons), Diane Renay, and Barbara Alston (The Crystals). I'm still in the process of updating these bios to include or correct new information from these sources and others!
There are still hundreds of girl groups left without a profile on this page. Do want your favourite group profiled? Do you want to write a profile? Please email the author at firstname.lastname@example.org