Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Come on out and see The Shirelles live and in person!

May 8, 2010
Medford, MA
Chevalier Theatre

May 22, 2010
Monterey, CA
Monterey Rock & Rod Festival

June 26, 2010
Grand Portage, MN
Grand Portage Lodge & Casino

July 23-24, 2010
Alton, IL
Argosy Casino - Alton

January 15, 2011
Cerritos, CA
The Cerritos Center

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Women Rock

By Stephanie Smith

LEWISTON - March is Women's History Month and Lewis-Clark State College is celebrating with eight brown bag lunch discussions.

The first luncheon took place Tuesday and was called "You Don't Own Me: Feminist Awakenings in Early Rock and Roll."

Tuesday's speaker, Dr. Amy Canfield, an assistant professor of history at LCSC, said the song "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow", recorded by the Shirelles in 1960, was a pivotal moment for women in rock and roll in the early 1960s.

But prior to that, with men dominating the airwaves in the 50s, she said a sexual revolution was already brewing.

"The emotional release that Elvis and other male singers brought in the 1950s is just the beginning," said Canfield.

Other topics this month include, Women Empowered to Minister and Women in Athletics.

The brown bag lunch series is free and open to the public.

For a list of all the topics go to www.lcsc.edu and click on the campus news link


Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The reviews are in from The Clark Center!

"The Shirelles were fantastic!! The audiance fell in love with their style, their sound and their personality!! Great show!! It was a fun, energetic trip down memory lane!! From a production side, they were a dream to work with!!Very responsive, great communication and very helpful!!"

Thanks go out to all the good people at The Clark Center for such a wonderful event!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

The Shirelles

The Shirelles were one of the earliest and most memorable girl groups from the late Fifties and early Sixties. John Lennon proclaimed The Shirelles as his favorite group in the early days of Beatlemania.

With their innocent, unblemished vocal style, The Shirelles project a "girl next door" image, and their songs about young love and its travails appeal to all generations of fans. Moreover, The Shirelles' material and production are uniformly excellent, and transcend the glory years of the early Sixties.

What was it like in the day when The Shirelles had the #1 hit in the country with "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow"? Read this great excerpt from The Clay Cole Christmas Show at the Brooklyn Paramount.

Some of the many Shirelles achievements include:

  • Four Gold Records & Dozens of Top 40 Hits
  • Best Female Vocal Group in Billboard & Cashbox for 5 Consecutive Years
  • Playboy Music Poll Top Female Group for 7 Years
  • Vocal Group Hall of Fame
  • Pioneer Award from the Rhythm & Blues Foundation
  • Command performances for Presidents, Kings & Prime Ministers Around The World

It's no wonder that The Shirelles were inducted into The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1996, and are still going strong today with The Shirelles 50th Anniversary Tour!