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The Shirelles

Wow!  Last night Elizabeth Cady Stanton was inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame, a gala I attended with ECS’s great great granddaughter Coline Jenkins. Although thrilled that ECS was honored, I have to admit I was a bit star struck to meet two of the Shirelles, who were also inducted.  Originators of the Girl Group Sound, first all girl group of the Rock and Roll Era to score a number one record (yup, you got it–“Will You Still love Me Tomorrow”) etc., I wrote about the Shirelles in “Girls: A History of Growing Up Female in America.” Dionne Warwick introduced them & sang her own version of that song. The two surviving members with me are Shirley Alston Reeves and Beverly Lee.

(p.s. for you Bruce Springsteen fans, he was the “surprise” who introduced another inductee Brian Williams.)

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