The Shirelles

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The Shirelles

The Shirelles in 1962. Clockwise from top: Addie "Micki" Harris, Shirley Owens, Beverly Lee, and Doris Coley.
Background information
Also known as The Poquellos, Shirley & the Shirelles
Origin Passaic, New Jersey, USA
Genres R&B, rock and roll, doo-wop, pop, soul
Years active 1957–82
Labels Tiara Records, Decca Records, Scepter Records, Bell Records, RCA Records
Beverly Lee
Past members
Shirley Owens
Doris Coley
Addie Harris McPherson

The Shirelles were a popular American girl group. They were very active from 1957 to 1982. Some of their songs were "I Met Him on a Sunday" and "Tonight's the Night". This group had four African American female singers. They had many hit records. The group broke apart in the very early 1980s.

The group was formed by Shirley Owens (later Shirley Alston Reeves) who was the lead singer. At one time they had six songs in the Top Ten.[1]

Two of their songs, "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" (written by Carole King[1]) and "Tonight's the Night", were selected by Rolling Stone on its list of the greatest songs of all time. Their song "soldier Boy" sold over five million copies.[1]

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