FEW PERFORMERS CAN TRULY BE CALLED TRENDSETTERS. FEWER STILL CAN SUSTAIN A HIGH-VISIBILITY PRESENCE IN THE POP CULTURE CONSCIOUSNESS FOR 50 YEARS. ROCK & ROLL OF FAME MEMBERS THE SHIRELLES HAVE DONE THESE THINGS AND MORE.THEY HAVE EARNED THEIR EXALTED PLACE IN MODERN MUSICAL HISTORY.
Beginning as New Jersey schoolgirls, The Shirelles quickly became rock & roll's first female supergroup and were the inspirations for a legion of female groups that followed. They are universally credited as the originators of the Girl Group Sound that is so beloved by the Baby Boomer generation. Their long string of hits, including Soldier Boy, Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow, Dedicated To The One I Love, Mama Said, and so many others, have been recorded by hundreds of artists, including The Beatles, Dionne Warwick, Aretha Franklin, Eric Clapton & The Yardbirds, The Mamas & the Papas, Bernadette Peters and Smokey Robinson.
The lasting appeal of these classic hits is so broad that they continue to be heard daily on a wide variety of radio formats. The Shirelles songs have also been featured in scores of films and TV shows. Since their 1958 debut at the NewYork's legendary Apollo Theater, The Shirelles have graced virtually every important stage in the world, countless supper clubs, discos, state fairs, hotel ballrooms and casinos.
They continue to thrill audiences worldwide with their high-energy show, An Evening With The Shirelles, that includes their many hits interspersed with a wide range of selections from pop, rock and soul to standards, gospel and country, mixed with spirited dancing and comedy, all done in the inimitable style that millions of fans have come to expect of the legend that is The Shirelles.