|Origin||New York, New York, United States|
|Associated acts||Darlene Love|
|Dolores "Dee Dee" Kenniebrew
Melissa Antoinette "MelSoulTree" Grant
Patricia "Patsy" Wright
Dolores "LaLa" Brooks
The Crystals are a New York City based musical group. They were one of the defining acts during the girl group era of the 1960s. They formed during 1961 with five women. The group were later joined by Darlene Love for a short time. The Crystals are notable for the song "He's a Rebel".
Their 1961–1964 chart hits, included "There's No Other (Like My Baby)", "Uptown", "He's Sure the Boy I Love", "He's a Rebel", "Da Doo Ron Ron (When He Walked Me Home)" and "Then He Kissed Me". The recordings had three successive female lead singers, and were all produced by Phil Spector. The latter three songs were originally ranked #267, #114, and #493 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. However, two songs were dropped from the magazine's 2010 update.
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- "The RS 500 Greatest Songs of All Time". RollingStone.com. http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/the-500-greatest-songs-of-all-time-20110407/the-crystals-hes-a-rebel-19691231. Retrieved 2011-09-14.
- "The RS 500 Greatest Songs of All Time". RollingStone.com. http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/6595959/da_doo_ron_ron_when_he_walked_me_home/1. Retrieved 2008-09-21.
- "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time". RollingStone.com. http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/the-500-greatest-songs-of-all-time-20110407. Retrieved 2012-12-13.