The Chantels

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by The Chantels

Biography

Regarded as the first true ‘girl group’, this New York vocal quintet - Arlene Smith (5 October 1941, New York, USA), Sonia Goring, Rene Minus, Lois Harris and Jackie Landry - were all members of a high-school choir when they auditioned for producer Richard Barrett in 1957. The group made its recording debut for End Records with ‘He’s Gone’ following two months of rehearsal, and this plaintive offering set the tone for the Chantels’ subsequent work. Their... Read more

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doo wop
50s
female vocalists
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