The most popular female singing group of the 1950s and well into the 1960s was the McGuire Sisters. They earned the crown by easily edging out the Chordettes and the Fontane Sisters. Through their exceptional talent in harmony, they became America's favorites as well as around the world. Asa McGuire, a veteran steelworker with Armco Steel, who played guitar and Lillie, an ordained minister and pastor of the Miamisburg, Ohio First Church of God were the parents of the talented trio that included, Christine, born July 30, 1928, Dorothy, born February 13, 1930 and Phyllis, born February 14, 1931
The most popular female singing group in the United States during the fifties and sixties; placed eight songs in the top twenty in the United States ; debuted on the Arthur GodfreyTalent Scouts, 1952; replaced the Chordettes;.charted more hits than any other female singing group from December 1952 until September 1961; Phyllis appeared in the 1964 film Come Blow Your Horn with Frank Sinatra; the group appeared before Presidents Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan and at George Bush's 1989 inauguration and a command performance for the Queen of England; ended their careers, 1968 during the peak of their popularity; Phyllis began performing as a comedienne and singing for Reprise Records; performed at family functions only for the next seventeen years; banded together and for six months in 1985 continued to perform all over the world in venues from Las Vegas to Chicago's Drury Lane Theater to London. ~Source musicianguide.com
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