The King Sisters

Genres: Vocals
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Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1990s 2000s

Biography

The King Sisters were arguably one of the most technically accomplished vocal groups to emerge from the big band era. They took their stage name from the middle name of their father, William King Driggs, who was a college voice trainer. At varying times the group comprised of Maxine (Maxine Driggs, 1911, Payson, Utah, USA), Louise (b. Luise Driggs, 21 December 1913, Payson, Utah, USA, d. 4 August 1997, Sandy, Utah, USA), Alyce (b. Alyce Driggs, 14 August 1916, Payson, Utah, USA, d. 21 August 1996, Los Angeles, California, USA), Donna (b. Donna Olivia Driggs, 3 September 1918, Sanford, Colorado, USA, d. 20 June 2007, Plano, Texas, USA), and Yvonne (b. Yvonne Driggs, 15 January 1920, USA).

Together with a friend, Anita, the sisters performed with Horace Heidt’s band in 1935. Billed as the Six King Sisters the group initially appeared with Heidt at the Golden Gate Theater, San Francisco before moving with him to Chicago. Maxine left in 1936...

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