The Shirelles Tickets
|The Shirelles Tickets|
|Sun Valley Opera: Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow - The Best of The Shirelles, Supremes & Pointer Sisters|| Sun Valley Pavilion At The Sun Valley Center for the Arts
Sun Valley, ID
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In the early 60s era there came a group on the music scene with the name The Shirelles. It became quite popular due to being the first American girl group, who had an honor to have a number one single in the Billboar Hot 100. Its members included Shirley Alston, Doris Coley,Beverly Lee and Addie Mickie..
This group of four girls gave number of hits sice its formation in 1958 like the Baby its You, Foolish Little Girl, the number one hit Will You Love Me Tomorrow and the great Sha La la, which became a universal hit all over the world. They had a privilege to get covered by the Beatles for the songs like Boys and Baby Its You'. Their song Please, Please Me again proved to be at top position in the UK Top 30 ranking.
It was the first major group comprising on females of that great rock and roll era. Their soft and sweet voices with a touch of innocence were a major key to their unprecedented success. They used to blend the pop music with the rock and Even the Doo-wop, which really appealed to the listners. Their international success paved an easy way for several of the girl bands, who had arised later in the music arena of the world. They were a great influence to their own times as well as for the future generations of female musicians and singers. They gave a real break through to some of the known song writers like Gerry Goffin, Carole King, BAL David and others.
The Shrilles was originally formed by a group of four girl friends in 1958 in Passaic of New Jersey. They gave their group a name The Poquellos and prepared a song for the school function, they all were studying in. One of their friends helped them in the audition stage and it was at that place an organizer of a small label company named Florence Greenberg recognized their talent for the first time and willingly became their manager. She asked them to change the name of their band to The Shrilles'. They had collaborated with another grop The Chantells' and reached up on the national chart of Top 50 in the same year. Greenberg signed them for another label and brought a producer Luther Dixon, who made a great change in the signature sound of the group with his imaginative power.
Their songs at that time made no great impact on the music scene until the release of Will You Love Me Tomorrow', causing a great wave in the pop arena and reached up to the top. The same song reached the top charts in UK too. Then they had hits like Soldier Boy, Dedicated to the One I love, Big John', etc. The group had a chance to record material for the film called It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World. They had also helped the young Dionne Warwick for exposure to the music world. Afterwards they had a dispute with their producer, which was lately settled.
It was a time when the British Musical Groups had captured the whole world and it was certainly a great show of talent on the part of The Shrilles to compete and even able to male the legends like ?The Beatles to cover for them. It was in the year 1967 that the group member Coley left the group for having a family. The other three members kept on going as a trio. They were still popular with the mature audience and it was in 1973 that they appeared in the documentary named Let the Good Times Roll.
Shirley left the band for a solo career in 1975 and it was the same time when Coley returned to reinvent her career with the band. Reeves recorded both as 'Lady Rose' (on the Scepter Strawberry subsidiary) and Shirley Alston for moonlighting Motown executive Barney Ales' Prodigal label until the label was purchased by Motown. That year, she recorded the album With A Little Help from My Friends, in which such rock-and-roll luminaries as Shep and the Limelites.
In 1982, Micki Harris died of a heart attack while performing in Atlanta. Louise Bethune took her place but only after a short time that the group was splitted. The two original members formed their own separate groups. They all used to claim that they were the famous The Shrilles' and kept on touring different parts of United States in the 1990s era. It was in 1983 that the group members united for a short time during a program in their school for Dionne Warwick.
Beverly Lee at last got the official trademark for the group's name. The members of the group have also been lifelong activists in the fight for royalty reform, medical coverage, and fair treatment of and recognition for pioneering artists. They were officially inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996. It was in the year 2004 that the Rolling Stone' magazine ranked at the number 76 on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time Will You Love Me Tomorrow? (#125) and Tonight's the Night (401) both made Rolling Stone's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
Doris Coley died at the age of 58 from breast cancer in Sacramento, California, on February 4, 2000. Following her death, James and Jones reformed the Blossoms.