‘Women Who Rock’: The Shirelles

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Known as one of best girl groups of the late 1950s and early 1960s, The Shirelles made a name for themselves in the R&B world with Latin rhythms and string arrangements.

The group recorded for the New York-based Scepter label from 1959 to 1968. There, they basked in success with a dozen Top Forty singles.

With their innocent vocal style and “girl next door” image, the Shirelles appealed to youthful pop fans while singing about young love.

Artifacts from The Shirelles’ lives are featured in the “Will You Love Me Tomorrow: The Early 1960s/Girl Groups” section in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s “Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power.” The groundbreaking exhibit is open until February 26, 2012.

Click HERE to read more about The Shirelles and the other women being honored.

(Information provided by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.)

*Watch video below to see The Shirelles perform “Will You Love Me Tomorrow?”