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The Starlets

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The Starlets (USA)

The Starlets were a 1960’s girl group that recorded for the legendary Chess label. The group started out as The Lovettes, before changing to The Gems. Dorothy Hucklebee, the lead vocal of The Starlets was a constant member though Vadine Harris and then Minnie Riperton were the main voices of the earlier incarnations.

The Starlets (USA)

The Starlets were formed in Chicago in Illinois in early1961. Members Jane Hall, Maxine Edwards, Mickey McKinney, and Jeanette Miles. On April 24, 1961 “Better Tell Him No’ entered Billboard’s Pop charts and began steadily rising, finally peaking at number 38. It lasted two weeks on the R&B chart, reaching number 24.


The Starlets (UK)

: based in glasgow, belonging nowhere, the starlets are a melancholy pop group with ambitions to be cheerful. a diverse range of influences, from the velvet underground via the go-betweens and prefab sprout to judy garland, have all inspired the band’s sound. a sound that you can hear on their debut album, ‘surely tomorrow you’ll feel blue.’

since it’s release in 2002 they’ve played gigs across scotland, making the occasional trip down south, which have included gigs at the garage in london, leeds, nottingham and in the city in manchester. over the years they’ve also played at t in the park and go north in aberdeen.

biff smith - vocals / guitar
mark mcswiggan - backing vocals / guitar

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