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Earl-Jean - 82% match to The Girlfriends

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s
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Earl-Jean McCrea, USA. McCrea followed the example set by her sister Darlene McCrea by replacing her in the moderately successful R&B vocal trio the Cookies, joining original member Dorothy Jones and Margaret Ross in a new line-up. The trio signed to Goffin And King’s Dimension label in 1962 as both artists and session singers. They had US Top 20 hits with ‘Cha Read more

The Cookies - 54% match to The Girlfriends

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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This US vocal trio was formed in 1954 by Doretta (Dorothy) Jones (South Carolina, USA), her cousin Beulah Robertson, and Darlene McCrae (b. Ethel McCrae, North Carolina, USA). This line-up recorded a solitary single (‘Don’t Let Go’/‘All Night Mambo’) for the Lamp label. Robertson was replaced by Margie Hendricks (b. 13 March 1939, USA, d. July 1973, Read more

Dee Dee Warwick - 44% match to The Girlfriends

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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1945, New Jersey, USA. Warwick has always sung in the shadow of her older sister, Dionne Warwick, but she has created a body of work that holds up well decades later. Her first record on the Jubilee label, ‘You’re No Good’, was superseded by the much superior production done in Chicago by Vee Jay Records on Betty Everett. In 1964 Warwick signed with Mercury Re Read more

Maxine Brown - 43% match to The Girlfriends

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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27 April 1932, Kingstree, South Carolina, USA. Having sung in two New York gospel groups, the Manhattans and the Royaltones, Brown made her recording debut on Nomar with ‘All In My Mind’. A US Top 20 hit in 1961, this uptown soul ballad was followed by another hit single, ‘Funny’. A period at ABC-Paramount then passed before Brown signed to Wand Records a Read more

The Exciters - 41% match to The Girlfriends

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s
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Formed in 1961 in the Jamaica district of Queens, New York City, this aptly named group originally included Brenda Reid, Carol Johnson (1945, USA, d. 7 May 2007), Lillian Walker and Sylvia Wilbur. The sister act to local doo wop quintet the Masters, the group was originally known as the Masterettes. Wilbur was replaced by Penny Carter and then the Masters’ Herb Rooney ( Read more

Shelley Fabares - 39% match to The Girlfriends

Genres: Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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Michelle Fabares, 19 January 1944, Santa Monica, California, USA. Fabares, whose music career was highlighted by the 1962 US number 1 song ‘Johnny Angel’, was the niece of actress Nanette Fabray. Turning to acting herself, Fabares debuted as Trudy in the television series Annie Oakley. She subsequently landed roles in such 50s movies as Never Say Goodbye, Rock, Pre Read more

Little Eva - 36% match to The Girlfriends

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Eva Narcissus Boyd, 29 June 1943, Bellhaven, North Carolina, USA, d. 10 April 2003, Kinston, North Carolina, USA. Discovered by songwriters Carole King and Gerry Goffin, Little Eva shot to fame in 1962 with the international hit single ‘The Loco-Motion’, a driving, dance-based song that was the first release on the Dimension Records label. Its ebullient, adolescent Read more

The Toys - 36% match to The Girlfriends

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s
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The Sapphires - 35% match to The Girlfriends

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s
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A vocal trio from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, comprising Carol Jackson (lead), George Gainer and Joe Livingston. The group purveyed an infectious pop soul girl-group sound that was typical of east coast African-American acts during the early 60s. Their one big hit was ‘Who Do You Love’ (number 9 R&B, number 25 pop) in 1964, but they recorded other excellent n Read more

Madeline Bell - 33% match to The Girlfriends

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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23 July 1942, Newark, New Jersey, USA. The teenage Bell gained singing experience as a member of gospel groups, the most notable of which was the Alex Bradford Singers. Bell arrived in the UK in 1962 with the cast of Black Nativity, a gospel show, but remained to embark on a solo career. Although early releases veered towards MOR, the singer’s mid-60s recordings, includ Read more

The Chiffons - 32% match to The Girlfriends

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in the Bronx, New York City, USA, where all the members were born, erstwhile backing singers Judy Craig (6 August 1946, New York City, New York, USA), Barbara Lee Jones (b. 16 May 1947, New York City, New York, USA, d. 15 May 1992), Patricia Bennett (b. 7 April 1947, the Bronx, New York City, New York, USA) and Sylvia Peterson (b. 30 September 1946), are best recalled Read more

The Raindrops - 28% match to The Girlfriends

Genres: Doo Wop Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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This rock ‘n’ roll girl group came from New York City, New York, USA. The group was actually the songwriting/producing team of Ellie Greenwich (23 October 1940, Brooklyn, New York, USA) and Jeff Barry (b. 3 April 1938). As part of the golden age of girl groups, the Raindrops presented a grating teenage-orientated sound with undeniable rock ‘n’ roll energy Read more

The Essex - 26% match to The Girlfriends

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s
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The Chantels - 24% match to The Girlfriends

Genres: Doo Wop Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1990s 2000s
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Regarded as the first true ‘girl group’, this New York vocal quintet - Arlene Smith (5 October 1941, New York, USA), Sonia Goring, Rene Minus, Lois Harris and Jackie Landry - were all members of a high-school choir when they auditioned for producer Richard Barrett in 1957. The group made its recording debut for End Records with ‘He’s Gone’ following Read more

The Jelly Beans - 23% match to The Girlfriends

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s
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This New York-based group boasted a varied line-up and at different times was either a quintet - Alan Brewer, Diane Taylor, Charles Thomas and sisters Elyse and Maxine Herbert - a quartet, or an all-female trio. They were signed to the Red Bird label in 1964, completing two singles under the supervision of songwriters/producers Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich. The first, ‘I Read more


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