The Andrews Sisters: A Biography and Career Record

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McFarland, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 518 pages
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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 Based on extensive research, unpublished letters, and interviews with family, friends, and colleagues, this study documents not only the lives and work of the Andrews Sisters but also the popular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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A very nice biography of the sisters, with a lot of information in that I had never seen before.

Contents

Preface
1
One 18871932
9
Two 19321934
31
Three 19341937
55
Four 19381939
77
Five 19401941
103
Six 19421943
133
A Closer Look at the Sisters
173
Fourteen 19681974
353
Fifteen 19751987
377
Sixteen 19872002
395
Afterword
411
Discography
419
Songs on The Billboard Charts
437
Radio Appearances
441
Filmography
447

Eight 19441945
187
Nine 19451947
225
Ten 19481949
249
Eleven 19501953
273
Twelve 19541956
301
Thirteen 19571968
323
Television Appearances
453
Notes
461
Bibliography
479
Index
499
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