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Flirtations, The

Girl group The Gypsies migrated from the USA to England in 1967, changed their name to The Flirtations and got most things right: a...

Blossoms, The

When The Blossoms first formed in 1963 it was as a vocal backing group for other artists recording for Phil Spector. The first stars to...

Supremes, The

In 1961 three teenage girls, Florence Ballard, Diane Ross (not until later would she be known as Diana) and Mary Wilson, began a journey...

Shirelles, The

Had Shirley Owens and Beverly Lee not become bored while babysitting, the first Girl Group may never have existed. Forming as high school classmates in Passaic, New...

Ronettes, The

Girl groups came to the forefront of popular music in the early 60s, and none more so than The Ronettes, a trio of New...

Reparata & The Delrons

Italian-American girl-group The Delrons formed in 1963 at St Brendon's High School in Brooklyn, New York. Their first single, Your Big Mistake (1964), was a flop, so...

Phil Spector

There are only a handful of people from the 1960s who can truly be said to have had a major and lasting effect on...

Leiber and Stoller

Jerry (born Jerome) Leiber and Mike Stoller have written some of the most spirited and enduring rock and roll songs: Hound Dog (originally recorded by Big...

Honeys, The

This surf music girl-group trio included Brian Wilson's wife-to-be Marilyn, her sister Diane Rovell, and their cousin Ginger Blake. None of their three 1963 released...

Dixie Cups, The

The Dixie Cups were three girls from New Orleans - sisters Rosa Lee and Barbara Ann Hawkins, and their cousin, Joan Marie Johnson. The girls...

Cookies, The

Like their New Jersey pals The Shirelles, The Cookies (from Coney Island) piqued The Beatles' interest. When the Fab Four covered their 1962 single Chains, it assured these...

Chordettes, The

The Chordettes, label-mates of The Everly Brothers, were one of the most successful of the many US Girl Groups of the 1950s, scoring seven US Top 40...

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...

Toys, The

The Toys are a great example of one facet of the 60s music scene - the quick rise to fame and the equally rapid...

Marvelettes, The

Hailing from the low-income Detroit suburb of Inkster, the 17-year-old girls who came together as The Marvelettes (originally The Casinyets - a corruption of...

Breakaways, The

Formed in 1962, female vocal trio The Breakaways became Britain's premiere session vocalists throughout the 1960s, also recording a handful of little-known girl group singles. The original...

Angels, The

Sisters Barbara (Bibs) and Phyllis (Jiggs) Allbut started out singing with a group called The Starlets in New Jersey alongside Bernadette Carroll and Linda...

Crystals, The

Five black schoolgirls from Brooklyn, New York were chosen by Phil Spector to launch the Philles label he had formed with Lester Sills in late 1961. Spector...

Shangri-Las, The

Two pairs of New York sisters, The Shangri-Las formed in 1964 and created a series of brilliantly theatrical singles masterminded by madcap producer George...

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Saragossa Manuscript, The (1965)

Based on the 1813 novel by Jan Potocki, this is a complex and exhilarating film that ranks among the most remarkable achievements of 1960s...

Manassas

The multi-talented Stephen Stills founded this highly regarded unit in 1971 during sessions for a projected album. Chris Hillman and Al Perkins, both formerly of the...

Warren Zevon

Warren Zevon was born in Chicago, the son of a Russian-Jewish boxer turned professional gambler. He spent most of his childhood in Arizona and...

Murderers’ Row (1966)

In this sequel to The Silencers (1966), Dean Martin returns as secret agent Matt Helm to save Washington from dastardly Karl Malden and his "Helio...

Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986)

The haunted Freeling family has moved to Arizona to stay with grandma. But, guess what? The evil spirits aren't giving up their pursuit of...

Blues Project, The

Formed in 1965, The Blues Project were in the vanguard of the Sixties blues revival. Playing a rootsy amalgam of blues, jazz, folk and...

Microwave Ovens

Looking back, It is almost impossible to convey the wonder and awe these devices inspired when they were first introduced. Cooking food on paper...

Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood

1 9 6 8 - 2 0 0 1 (USA) Premiering on PBS in 1968, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood was the sweet and placid yin to Sesame Street’s hyperkinetic yang. While Sesame...