The Raindrops

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s


This rock ‘n’ roll girl group came from New York City, New York, USA. The group was actually the songwriting/producing team of Ellie Greenwich (23 October 1940, Brooklyn, New York, USA) and Jeff Barry (b. 3 April 1938). As part of the golden age of girl groups, the Raindrops presented a grating teenage-orientated sound with undeniable rock ‘n’ roll energy in their three 1963 hits: ‘What A Guy’ (number 25 R&B and number 41 pop), ‘The Kind Of Boy You Can’t Forget’ (number 27 R&B and number 17 pop), and ‘That Boy John’ (number 64 pop). A Raindrops album track, ‘Hanky Panky’, later proved to be a big hit for Tommy James And The Shondells. Greenwich grew up in Levittown on Long Island and while in college at 1958 recorded her first single as Ellie Gaye. She found the world of songwriting more intriguing and by 1961 was teamed up with Tony Powers, writing songs for such acts as Bobby B. Soxx And The...

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