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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 Kings Dimension label in 1962 as both artists and session singers. They had US Top 20 hits with Chains (later recorded by the Beatles) and Dont Say Nothin Bad (About My Baby). In 1964 Earl-Jean went solo on Colpix and her first single, Im Into Something Good, another Goffin and King composition, became her only US hit, reaching the bottom of the Top 40. A year later, the song became a UK number 1 hit for Hermans Hermits. Earl-Jeans follow-up single, Randy, failed to chart, and although she continued to record she was unable to achieve consistent success.