The Andrews Sisters

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Female vocal group comprising sisters LaVerne (6 July 1911, Mound, nr. Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, d. 8 May 1967, Brentwood, California, USA), Maxene (b. 3 January 1916, Mound, nr. Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, d. 21 October 1995, Boston, Massachusetts, USA) and Patty Andrews (b. 16 February 1918, Mound, nr. Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA), lead singer and soloist. In the early 30s the sisters appeared in vaudeville and toured with the Larry Rich band before joining Leon Belasco at New York’s Hotel Edison in 1937. With their new manager Lou Levy (b. 3 December 1910, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA, d. October 1995), who later married Maxene, they signed for Decca Records and almost immediately had a massive hit in 1938 with ‘Bei Mir Bist Du Schön’, a Yiddish song from 1933, with a new lyric by Saul Chaplin and Sammy Cahn. This was followed by the novelty ‘Hold Tight, Hold Tight’, and ‘Roll Out The Barrel’, an...

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