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Girl Groups of the 1960s
Updated Feb. 19, 2013
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The Latest News...
Motown Museum Features Girl Groups"Girl Groups: The Grit, the Glamour, the Glory" is a new exhibit at the Motown Museum in Detroit. This display of rare items celebrates the Motown girl groups of the 1960s: the Supremes, the Vandellas, the Marvelettes, the Velvelettes and even the Andantes.
The collection at the museum boasts little-seen and even some never-before-seen items, including concert posters, photos, wigs, outfits worn by the groups onstage, and rare records. Among the gems is a super-rare acetate of "Like a Nightmare" by Ann Bogan and the Andantes. Though not publicized and toured like most of the other groups, the Andantes were the "workhorse" girls of Motown, reportedly providing backing vocals on more than 20,000 Motown tracks.
The exhibit is part of a rotating series and will go through mid-May, possibly later. The museum also has the restored Studio A, where many of the popular girl groups of the 1960s (and other groups) recorded their hits. In addition, also available for viewing is the restored upper flat where Berry Gordy lived with his young family during Motown's early days.
Motown Museum, 2648 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit; 313-875-2264; motownmuseum.org; open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays; admission $10, $8 ages 62 and older and ages 12 and younger.
A Free Listen to Top Girl-Group Hits!Here's a site that lists the "Top 100" girl-group hits, ranked by "level of impact" by the website. Purists please note that it includes 1950s girl-group songs:
100 Greatest Girl Group Hits
'Supreme' ReleaseThe ultimate Supremes collection is a recently-released 3-disc set of containing all the hits, B-sides and many more songs, from Diana Ross and the Supremes: 50th Anniversary: Singles Collection 1961-1969.
Here's a review of the CD, which though it errantly calls the Supremes the "initial leaders" of Motown (it was actually the Marvelettes), has some interesting information. It also reviews a companion Motown CD on the Temptations.
Today's Recommended Music
Clairette Clementino!Known as the "little girl with the big voice," this California native had nine singles over four years. Here's all about her fascinating recording career that started as age 12 and revealed a strong, clear voice perfectly befitting of the girl-group sound! This special feature was written by Ken Friedman. Read all about it: The Little Girl with the Big Voice.
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For the first time visitor...
Back to the old daysRemember the early 1960s...when Coke was just a soft drink...when the only nudity you saw was a Barbie doll, between outfits...when the biggest worry was who Johnny would invite to the prom?
Girl-groups.com takes you back to those days, to the fab era of early 1960s girl groups. Most people can remember the Supremes,the Ronettes, and the Shangri-las. But there were actually hundreds of artists, both groups and solo singers, who were part of the girl-group era from 1960-1966.
Who were these singers? Who made the sound? Why was it so famous, and suddenly gone? Here you'll find an interesting history of the girl groups.
Do you remember a kooky song title? Check out our songs list.
Wanna know cool trivia or when your favorite song hit number one? You'll find it: Fun Page.
The girl-group sound is still popular, especially with the advent of CDs. You can find famous artists and one-hit wonders on girl-group CDs and in books about the era.
What's happening these days with some of these stars? The gals still look great!
Remember those beach-party movies? Not only did Annette Funicello appear, but so did the Supremes, Toys, & Lesley Gore!
Review Pages!Reviews of CDs, DVDs and books from the girl-groups era have been added and all reviews appear in alphabetical order by artist. Groups and singers include all your favorites and hundreds more you didn't know about! Take a moment to look because that obscure song you can't remember or group you don't expect to find on CD will be there! Check it out:
As requested, we have now categorized the Reviews -- groups, soloists, compilations and more.
You Want It, You Got It!By popular request, we have added a Q & A page. Read new info and see new pix here!
Q and A about the girl groups. You can email your questions, too!
In this installment, we answer your questions about what defines "the girl-group era," who is the most enduring group and songwriter, with details about characters like Phil Spector and groups like Ruby & the Romantics ("Our Day Will Come"), the Ad-Libs ("Boy From New York City"), the Orlons ("Don't Hang Up"), and the Essex ("Easier Said Than Done").
The 'Bev' Page
Bev, the Efficient 1960s Secretary is our hilarious, exclusive comic. You can also get your own 'Bev' coffee mug--for yourself, or as a gift: Exclusive to Girl-Groups.com: the Bev mug. Order one, order more! It will help support this site.
A Novel with a Girl-Group Theme: Doo-Lang Love!The novel with a girl-groups theme, Doo-Lang Love, has received rave reviews in the press and on Amazon.com.
The novel is set in the present day and is about a new girl group modeled after the 1960s style of group--only this group is made up of three drag queens!
Now Girl-Groups.com presents a full review of this funny, engaging novel that's sure to please girl-group fans everywhere: Doo-Lang Love
Now you can re-live the Sixties!This hilarious list will give you all the components you need to go back to the Sixties. Especially nice is the first item on the list, a Frankie and Annette CD!
Sixties, come back to me!
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