Girl Groups

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Released 1983

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1983
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Girl Groups: The Story of a Sound celebrates the lively women and heartfelt harmonies that dominated the pop music charts in the late 1950s and early 1960s. This 1994 documentary uses archival footage and present day interviews to give a well-rounded overview of a unique moment in music. These girl singers often came from poor backgrounds and the abrupt shift from struggle to success was quick, but then ended just as suddenly. Reflections from performers Darlene Love and Ronnie Spector reveal the difficulties that came with center stage and the dark characters that could be found behind the music. Hit songwriters Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller add their perspective on the creation and recording of the vintage songs. The background perspective adds texture, but the music remains center stage with rare television performances by The Supremes, The Dixie Cups and The Shangri-Las. In particular, The Ronettes' "live" performance of "Shout" and "Be My Baby" will have you on your feet.
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