Music: The Shirelles
'Soldier Boy' Turns 50: The Shirelles Celebrate 50th Anniversary in Music
Mama said there'd be days like this, but for the super group The Shirelles, they could never have imagined it would last for 50 years.
During 2008, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame group is celebrating a half century of recording and sold-out performances. The Shirelles 50th Anniversary Tour - "50 Years & Still Fabulous" - is now performing across the U.S., including stops in Atlantic City, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles.
The group is known for its hits "Soldier Boy," "Will You Love Me Tomorrow," "Dedicated To The One I Love," "Mama Said," and "Baby, It's You." Their songs have been recorded by hundreds of artists, including The Beatles, Dionne Warwick, Aretha Franklin, Eric Clapton & The Yardbirds, The Mamas & the Papas, Smokey Robinson and more.
"As school girls in Passaic, New Jersey, we never dreamed our songs would touch the hearts of millions," said Beverly Lee, one of two living original Shirelles, and keeper of The Shirelles trademark. "We have been blessed to perform for presidents, kings and prime ministers, and most importantly, for millions of fans around the world. Fifty is indeed fabulous!"
The Shirelles were named Billboard Magazine's Best Female Vocal Group for 5 consecutive years, and more recently have received the Soul of America Music Award and the Pioneer Award from the Rhythm and Blues Foundation, in addition to their 1996 induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Some of the many Shirelles achievements include:
The Shirelles were one of the earliest and most memorable girl groups from the late Fifties and early Sixties. John Lennon proclaimed The Shirelles as his favorite group in the early days of Beatlemania.
The Bazel Group, Inc. is proud to be the exclusive booking agency for The Shirelles 50th Anniversary Tour. Photo couresty of The Bazel Group, Inc.
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Feb. 15, 2008 /PRNewswire/ --
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