The Andrews Sisters: A Biography and Career Record
The Andrews Sisters, Patty, Maxene, and LaVerne, were a legendary singing trio from the 1930s to the 1950s: the most successful female singing group in history and the world's top-selling group until the Beatles arrived. Of the 605 songs they recorded, 113 charted. They also made 18 movies, had regular radio and television appearances, and entertained three generations of GIs. Based on extensive research, unpublished letters, and interviews with family, friends, and colleagues, this study documents not only the lives and work of the Andrews Sisters but also the popular culture spanned by the sisters' long careers, from their immigrant parents' arrival in the United States to their solo careers and the rift which estranged them in their later years. The work contains a complete discography of released, unreleased and solo recordings, including recording dates, record numbers and accompaniment.
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