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The Shirelles

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Birth Place: New Jersey, USA
Years Active: 1958–1982
Genres: R&B, Rock, Doo-wop, Pop, Soul

The Shirelles were an American girl group that achieved popularity in the early 1960s. They consisted of schoolmates Shirley Owens (later Shirley Alston-Reeves), Doris Coley (later Doris Kenner-Jackson), Addie “Micki” Harris (later Addie Harris McPherson) and Beverly Lee. They have been credited with launching the girl group genre, with much of their music reflecting the genre's essence. Their acceptance by both white and black audiences, predating that of the Motown acts, has been noted as reflecting the early success of the African-American Civil Rights Movement. Founded in 1957 for a talent show at their high school, they were signed by Florence Greenberg of Tiara Records. Their first... Continue Bio >>

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