Personalities | The Crystals | Sixties | Rock

(Vocal group, 1961–66)

Barbara Alston, Dee Dee Kennibrew, Mary Thomas, Patricia Wright and Myra Gerrard were discovered recording song demos in the Brill Building by Phil Spector, who was looking for a girl group for his new label Philles Records. His Wall of Sound brought them immortality in teen hits like ‘Da Doo Ron Ron’ and ‘Then He kissed Me’. But pop is fickle: Spector soon moved on to The Ronettes, and soul fans to the girl groups of Motown. The Crystals disbanded in 1966.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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