The Lennon Sisters
|Tags:||60s pop female easy listening soundtrack vocal retro oldies candy|
|Decades:||1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s|
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In 1955, the Lennon sisters, Dianne aka Dee Dee (1 December 1939, Venice, California, USA), Peggy (b. 8 April 1941, Venice, California, USA), Kathy (b. 2 August 1943, Venice, California, USA) and Janet (b. 15 June 1946, Venice, California, USA) came to national attention in the USA as a featured vocal group - all scripted grinning and harmless fun - on light orchestral supremo Lawrence Welks weekly television show. It was through his influence that Coral Records and later Dot Records contracted the quartet. Catchy tunes with jaunty rhythms were the sisters speciality - as demonstrated in their cover (with accompaniment by Welk musicians) of the Patience And Prudence novelty, Tonight You Belong To Me, which reached number 15 in the Billboard Hot 100 in 1956. The Lennons second - and final - chart success was with the atypically downbeat choice of Sue Thompsons Sad Movies (Make Me Cry) in 1961. They continued to perform...