The Avons

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Sisters-in-law Valerie (1936, Willesden, London, England) and Elaine Murtagh (b. 1940, County Cork, Eire) originally performed as the Avon Sisters. After being discovered singing at the 1958 BBC Radio Exhibition, they signed to UK Columbia Records where they recorded with producer Norrie Paramor. Their debut was ‘Which Witch Doctor’ with the Mudlarks and their debut solo release was a cover version of ‘Jerri O’ - both songs failed to chart. They added Ray Adams (b. 1938,... Read more

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60s
oldies
pop
doo wop
50s
rockabilly
vocal
male vocalists
doo-wop
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