Well, I did a 60’s take on A Tale of Three Bobbys (which should have been FOUR Bobbys as I left out Bobby Darin), so I think it’s only fitting I should give the girls of the 60’s a shot. So I rounded up a few lovely ladies from my teen years. One world-wide super star, one very successful pop singer. And three you may not even recall! See how many of these songs you remember!
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Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O’Brien (16 April 1939 – 2 March 1999), known professionally as Dusty Springfield, was an English pop singer and record producer whose career extended from the late 1950s to the 1990s. With her distinctive sensual sound, she was an important blue-eyed soul singer and at her peak was one of the most successful British female performers, with six top 20 singles on the United States Billboard Hot 100 and sixteen on the United Kingdom Singles Chart from 1963 to 1989. She is a member of both the US Rock and Roll and UK Music Halls of Fame. International polls have named Springfield among the best female rock artists of all time. Her image, supported by a peroxide blonde bouffant hairstyle, evening gowns, and heavy make-up, as well as her flamboyant performances on the black and white television of the 1960s, made her an icon of theSwinging Sixties.
Lesley Sue Goldstein (May 2, 1946 – February 16, 2015), better known as Lesley Gore, was an American singer, songwriter, actress, and activist. At the age of 16, in 1963, she recorded the pop hit “It’s My Party”, and followed it up with other hits including “Judy’s Turn to Cry”, “You Don’t Own Me”, and “California Nights”. Gore also worked as an actress and composed songs with her brother Michael Gore for the 1980 film Fame, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award. She hosted an LGBT-oriented public television show, In the Life, on American TV in the 2000s, and was active until 2014.
Michele Ann Marie “Shelley” Fabares (/fæˈbreɪ/; born January 19, 1944) is an American actress and singer. Fabares is known for her roles as Donna Reed’s daughter Mary Stone on The Donna Reed Show (1958–1963), and as Hayden Fox’s love interest (and eventual wife) Christine Armstrong on the sitcom Coach (1989–1997). She was Elvis Presley’s co-star in three films. In 1962, her recording of “Johnny Angel” reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100.
Peggy March (born Margaret Annemarie Battavio, March 8, 1948, Lansdale, Pennsylvania) is an American pop singer. She is primarily known for her 1963 million-selling song “I Will Follow Him”.
Marcie Blane (born Marcia Blank, May 21, 1944 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American singer who recorded pop music. The Seville record label issued a demo performed by the high school student as a favor for a friend. The song was “Bobby’s Girl”, which was followed by “What Does a Girl Do”.Released in the fall of 1962, “Bobby’s Girl” made #2 on the Cash Box chart and #3 on the Billboard Hot 100, and was later recorded for the German market in their language. It sold over one million copies by 1963, and was awarded a gold disc. Around 1965 Marcie retired from the music business and, as of the early 1990s, was a music and arts educator in New York. Marcia has two kids, four grandchildren. Soon after she left her husband, CFO Xerox, Retired controller IBM, Larry Zimmerman.
So how’d you do?