They will be one of the last girl groups disbanding in 1996 Lesley Gore Born

They will be one of the last girl groups disbanding

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They will be one of the last girl groups, disbanding in 1996 Lesley Gore- - Born Lesley Sue Goldstein in 1946, Lesley Gore would be considered the “All-American Girl Next Door” - She recorded the demo for “It’s My Party” just after her 16 th birthday party - Gore signed a contract with Mercury Records and producer Quincy Jones - “It’s My Party” will be the first hit single for Quincy Jones and Lesley Gore - The single sells 1 million copies, goes gold, and reaches #1 on the Pop and R&B charts - Interesting musical elements include Latin-sounding rhythms, horns, and double-tracked vocals - During the brass interlude, another chipped trumpet note occurs, back-up vocal pads enter, and then a horn riff - Gore will have her second biggest single with “You Don’t Own Me,” a feisty statement of independence - In 1967, Gore makes two appearances on the Batman TV show - In 1980, she co-writes hit singles foe the film Fame Additional ‘60s Female Artists- Goldie and the Gingerbreads wee big in the UK. Dusty Springfield, the white Aretha Franklin Motown: - The only American musical style to successfully compete with The British Invasion was Motown - Berry Gordy, Jr. started Motown - James Jamerson, of the Funk Brothers band - The Four Tops The Marvelettes- - The Marvelettes were the prototype for the ‘60s Motown female group - They were Motown’s only pure girl group in the style of The Shirelles and The Shangri-Las - The group was made up of students, and was discovered at a school talent show in 1960 - Motown’s first #1 Pop hit came in December of 1961 with the Marvelette’s recording of “Please Mr. Postman” - The song was co-written by Georgeana Dobbins, and was released in the Fall of 1961 - The song is covered by The Beatles in 1964, and The Carpenters have a #1 hit with the song in 1975
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- The Marvalettes tour the south as part of The Motown Revue, performing to some integrated audiences - Personnel changes plague the group from 1963 to 1965 - The Supremes now rule Motown, with Berry Gordy throwing his support behind their success Martha Reeves and the Vandellas- - The Vandellas had a more aggressive style ,earthier, yet Gospel oriented - Martha Reeves starts out at Motown as a secretary, though earlier had recorded for the Chess Records label - Later, Martha and her back-up group, The Vandellas, sang on a couple of Marvin Gaye songs - Their first hit comes when they team up with Holland, Dozier, and Holland, a Motown songwriting team - “Dancing in the Street” is released in the Fall of 1964 and goes to #2 on the Pop charts - Some radio stations banned the song, as they misinterpreted the lyrics as a call to rot in the streets - The song opens with a quick drum fill and the Motown horn section playing the now famous intro riff - Reeves believes that the songs given to her and the Vandellas are Supremes rejects - By 1967, the group changes from The Vandellas to Martha Reeves and the Vandellas - After 12 hits in the Top 40, the group disbands in 1971 - In 1982, Van Halen takes their cover of “Dancing in the Streets” to the Top 40 -
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