The Teen Queens

Genres: Doo Wop R&B / Soul
Descriptive "tags": oldies doo wop rockabilly vocal american girl group female female vocalists rock n roll 50s Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
Links online: Wikipedia

Biography

This R&B duo of Betty (1939, USA, d. 1971) and Rosie Collins (b. 1941, USA, d. 1968) came from Los Angeles, California, USA. Their entry into the recording business and signing to RPM Records in 1955 was facilitated by their older brother, Aaron Collins of the Jacks/ Cadets, who recorded for the same company. The youthful amateurishness of the singing on their one hit, ‘Eddie My Love’ (number 2 R&B and number 14 pop), probably helped to make the record a hit in 1956. It was one of the first records specifically to direct its appeal to teenagers. It was the era of the cover record, and both the Fontane Sisters and the Chordettes also took the song high on the pop charts, but it is the Teen Queens’ version that endures. The duo could not follow up with a hit, and the second single ‘So All Alone’/‘Baby Mine’ flopped miserably. Despite recording some excellent material over the years including ‘Two Loves And Two...

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