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Chiffons, The

Doo-lang doo-lang!  Four black teenagers from the Bronx, New York, took He’s So Fine to #1 early in 1963.

Their sound was a haunting mixture of mid-50s vocalising and the approaching Motown sound.

One Fine Day (June 1963) and Sweet Talkin’ Guy (1966) won them more honours, but they did not make it beyond 1966, by which time the girl group era was long over.

Due to the constant touring and lack of hits, Judy Craig left the group before 1970 and took a bank job in Manhattan.

The remaining trio continued to do live shows with Sylvia now the permanent lead singer. Eventually, Sylvia, Pat, and Barbara took on regular day jobs but continued to do live shows on weekends.

Sylvia eventually left, and her spot was taken by alternating friends of the group.

Barbara Lee died from a heart attack on 15 May 1992.

Judy Craig
Patricia Bennett
Barbara Lee
Sylvia Peterson