Monday, December 05, 2016

"Decembers past" and one of the all time "girl group" classic songs!



It was the first week of December 1964 and a few years before my brother and I started buying and collecting 45s. 

It was the year of Beatlemania and what they used to call "The British invasion" of the US charts.

It was also the month that The Shangri-Las hit # 1 in the US charts with "The Leader of the Pack".

The girls were Mary Ann Ganser, Marge Ganser and Mary Weiss.  They had a unique style of singing and speaking in their songs!  

They were very young and had a few other hits but nothing came close to the success of "The Leader of the pack".

According to songfacts:
"This is a tale of young love, parental disapproval and death by motorbike."
It is one of my all time favorite "girl group" classics:







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