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Girl Groups

The classic sound of the early 60s female singing groups, including history, lyrics, sound files, pictures, and more!
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Darlene Love
Perhaps the greatest singer in Phil Spector's stable, Darlene Love sang lead on girl-group classics like "He's A Rebel" and "He's Sure The Boy I Love," not to mention her own seasonal classic "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)." This Darlene Love profile is the latest in a series on music's most popular artists of the rock and roll oldies era, written and compiled by your oldies Guide her…

The Chantels
The Chantels established the "girl group" genre with its 1958 smash hit "Maybe," then went on to establish a presence as one of R&B's first female groups with hits like "Look In My Eyes" and "I Told You So." This Chantels profile is the latest in a series on music's most popular artists of the rock and roll oldies era, written and compiled by your oldies Guide here at About.com.

The Crystals
The Crystals were Phil Spector's other big girl-group mainstay of the early Sixties, cranking out classics such as "Then He Kissed Me," "Da Doo Ron Ron," and "He's A Rebel." This Crystals profile is the latest in a series on music's most popular artists of the rock and roll oldies era, written and compiled by your oldies Guide here at About.com.

What is Girl Group music?
A basic guide to classic Girl Group music, its best and most popular artists, bands, singers, and songs, and a history of how the style fits into other areas of pop and rock music. From the Oldies music guide at About.com.

The Shangri-Las
The Shangri-Las were both the toughest and most dramatic of all the early-Sixties girl groups, a fact proven on hits like "Leader Of The Pack," "Remember (Walkin' In The Sand)," and "I Can Never Go Home Anymore." This Shangri-Las profile is the latest in a series on music's most popular artists of the rock and roll oldies era, written and compiled by your oldies Guide here at About.com.

What is Brill Building music?
A basic guide to "Brill Building" music, its best and most popular artists, bands, singers, and songs, and a history of how the style fits into other areas of pop and rock music. From the Oldies music guide at About.com.

Profile: The Marvelettes
The Marvelettes got Motown their first Number One hit, and in the process established the girl group as an undeniable hit-making genre of its own with songs such as "Please Mister Postman," "Playboy," and "Beechwood 4-5789." This Marvelettes profile is the latest in a series on music's most popular artists of the rock and roll oldies era, written and compiled by your oldies Guide here at About.com.

The Ronettes
A profile of the Ronettes, the girl group that best defined the Brill Building and the Phil Spector Wall of Sound with their classic hits "Be My Baby," "Baby, I Love You," and "Walking In The Rain." This Ronettes profile is one of a series on music's most important artists of the rock and roll oldies era, written and compiled by your oldies Guide here at About.com.

The Shirelles
A profile of the Shirelles, the girl-group pioneers who scored some of the genre's earliest and biggest hits with "Soldier Boy," "Mama Said," and "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?" This Shirelles profile is one of a series on music's most important artists of the rock and roll oldies era, written and compiled by your oldies Guide here at About.com.

The Supremes
One in a series of profiles on rock and roll's most important artists of the oldies era, written and compiled by your Guide here at oldies.about.com.

Phil Spector
A profile of Phil Spector, the First Tycoon of Teen, the producer responsible for creating the famous "Wall of Sound" technique of the early Sixties, and the troubled man accused of murdering actress Lana Clarkson in 2003. This Phil Spector profile is one of a series on music's most popular artists of the rock and roll oldies era, written and compiled by your oldies Guide here at About.com.

The Phil Spector Story
A playlist that traces the history of Phil Spector's epic musical productions, from his earliest hitmaking days to his "Wall of Sound" and beyond to the Beatles. From your Oldies Guide at About.com.

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