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Remembering Girl Groups of the 60's

Written by Rebeka Knott


Remember back when girl groups dominated the radio in the 60’s? Although they were also popular back in the 50’s, the 60’s is the decade that they were most remembered.

With names like The Shirelles, The Ronettes, The Crystals, The Blossoms, Shangri-Las, The Chiffons and The Cookies. Then later came the Motown sound with The Marvelettes, Martha and the Vandellas and The Supremes.

There were over 1,500 girl groups estimated that recorded music in the 1960’s. Only about two dozen out of that number went on to become famous hit makers.

One of the most famous of the girl groups that emerged out of Detroit’s Motown music scene in the mid 60’s was The Supremes. The Supremes had one of the best all-time female track records in pop music history- they released 15 singles and all but one made the Top 10. Additionally, 10 of those songs were #1 hits!