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Born in 1932, her name is Petula Sally Olwen Clark. Her father gave her the first name, jokingly it was a combination of the names of two former girlfriends, Pet and Ulla 🙂 Petula Clark is an English singer, actress and composer whose career has spanned seven decades.

He recorded his first single at 14 years old and became famous at 16, with “Diana”:). This song is one of the best selling singles ever by a Canadian recording artist. Here’s the oldie video!

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Lesley Gore (born Lesley Sue Goldstein) is an American singer-songwriter of the “girl group era”. She is perhaps best known for her 1963 pop hit “It’s My Party“, which she recorded at the age of 16. Following the hit, she became one of the most recognized teen pop singers of the 1960s.

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The Dixie Cups are an American pop music girl group of the 1960s. They are best known for their 1964 million selling disc, “Chapel of Love“. The group hit the top of the charts in 1964 with “Chapel of Love,” a song that Phil Spector, Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich had originally written for The   Read More …

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Peggy March is an American pop singer, primarily remembered for her 1963 million-selling song “I Will Follow Him“. Her real name is Margaret Annemarie Battavio.. but why did she choose the name “Little Peggy March“? She was discovered at age thirteen singing at her cousin’s wedding and was introduced to the record producer partnership Hugo   Read More …

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The Shirelles, an American girl group in the early 1960s, were the first to have a number one single on the Billboard Hot 100. They were the first major female vocal group of the rock and roll era, preceding Motown as a crossover phenomenon with white audiences. The members of the quartet were Shirley Owens,   Read More …

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