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the book is forthcoming. by Danyel Smith. a history of black women in pop. from It Books/HarperCollins (2014). now writing. tumbling this stuff keeps me inspired, and keeps my brain sane.
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Shirley Owens was dubbed over the backing-track of the original demo, making her the only group member present on this record. The backup-vocalists include Burt Bacharach…

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Shirley Owens was dubbed over the backing-track of the original demo, making her the only group member present on this record. The backup-vocalists include Burt Bacharach…

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…original (Dick Clark Television Productions) contract dated December 6, 1960, for an appearance by…”The Shirelles,” on American Bandstand. The contract has been signed by all four members…Shirley Owens, Addie Harris, Beverly Lee, and Doris Coley Kenner…in blue ballpoint pen, and by Dick Clark in green ballpoint…The Shirelles were one of the first popular girl groups and among the few to write their own songs. Their hit, “Will You Love Me Tomorrow,” released one month earlier, was the first record by a black female group to hit the top spot in the Pop chart.

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