The Crystals

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Descriptive "tags": 60s pop oldies female vocalists soul girl groups girl group phil spector Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

This highly influential 60s US female vocal group were the product of Phil Spector, for his pioneering Philles record label. They, along with the Ronettes, were one of the definitive ‘wall of sound’ groups of the 60s. They came together after meeting in the legendary Brill Building where the group was preparing demos for the Aberbach’s famous publishing company Hill and Range. The line-up comprised Dee Dee Kennibrew (Dolores Henry, Brooklyn, New York, USA), La La Brooks (b. Brooklyn, New York, USA), Pat Wright (b. Brooklyn, New York, USA), Mary Thomas (b. Brooklyn, New York, USA) and Barbara Alston, who was their manager’s niece. Spector was impressed and produced the debut ‘There’s No Other (Like My Baby)’ in 1961. At this time Spector was developing his unique sound by mixing numerous layers of vocals and instruments onto one mono track. The blurred result was demonstrated on ‘Uptown’ but it was taken to its glorious...

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