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Mary Weiss is the former lead singer of legendary girl group the Shangri-Las. She released a solo album called Dangerous Game on Norton Records in 2007, the first album of new material since 1965. The backing band on the album was garage rockers the Reigning Sound.

Mary was fifteen years old when she and her sister Elizabeth (Betty) began singing with identical twins Margie and Mary Ann Ganser in their Cambria Heights neighborhood of Queens, New York, as students at Andrew Jackson High School. They soon came to the attention of George “Shadow” Morton and shot into the charts with massive hits on the Red Bird label including Remember (Walking In The Sand), Leader Of The Pack, Give Him A Great Big Kiss, I Can Never Go Home Anymore, Give Us Your Blessings and Out In The Streets.

The Shangri-Las gave a voice to real teenagers, with Mary’s explosive lead vocals delivering emotion-packed melodramas that made them one of the most consistently exciting groups of the day.


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  • tjd9

    Never thought this record would be as good as it is.

    31 May 2012 Reply
  • willywonka091

    wow, dude! the new-ish record out on norton is great. you'll probably never hear anybody with a forty+ year comeback as good as this.

    20 Oct 2011 Reply
  • SonnyJoeFoxx

    Will there be a new album anytime soon?

    25 Aug 2011 Reply
  • TescoSwabs

    Teenage heart-throb.

    8 Sep 2010 Reply
  • emcxmc

    Happy Birthday (december, 28), Mary Weiss

    29 Dec 2009 Reply
  • Rozmeri

    I love that album!!

    8 Nov 2009 Reply
  • roxpixx

    music is good but voice is a bit rough now..

    16 Oct 2009 Reply
  • BedfordFalls2

    I got to see her live at SXSW last year. She was great. And she signed my album.

    13 Mar 2008 Reply
  • Phibrizoq

    Incredible. It must be one the very few comebacks that doesn't suck. Actually, it's a fantastic album.

    16 Feb 2008 Reply
  • urthona73

    Her voice is better than ever. I absolutely love this album!

    20 Oct 2007 Reply
  • thumbsopposed

    Break it One More Time might be my favorite song of the year. Amazing song, amazing album.

    26 Jul 2007 Reply
  • putheneedleonit

    fucking perfect!

    4 May 2007 Reply
  • mrshl

    This record owns me. It's freaking Reigning Sound + Mary Weiss. So, so good.

    12 Mar 2007 Reply
  • MagicDave

    C'mon people! MARY WEISS!!!!

    16 Feb 2007 Reply

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