The Chiffons

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Playin' my records, keep dancin' all night

The Chiffons, 'It's My Party'

The Chiffons were an all-girl group originating from the Bronx area of New York in 1960. With their trademark tight harmonies, high-stepping confidence and the hit machine of Goffin and King writing songs such as “One Fine Day”, the Chiffons made music that helped define the girl-group sound of the era. The group was originally a trio of schoolmates: Judy Craig, Patricia Bennett, and Barbara Lee; at James Monroe High School in The Bronx in 1960. The group was named the Chiffons when recording and releasing their first single, “He’s So Fine,” written by Ronald Mack. It hit No. 1 in the United States, selling over one million copies. The next Top 10 hit for the Chiffons was “Sweet-Talking Guy” in mid 1966 which allowed the quartet to tour England and Germany for the first time. Eventually, Sylvia, Pat, and Barbara took on regular 9-5 jobs, but continued to do live shows on weekends. Sylvia eventually left, and her spot was taken by alternating friends of the group. Sylvia returned to the Chiffons during the ’80s. On May 15, 1992, Barbara Lee died from a heart attack, and Craig returned to the group. Peterson retired shortly thereafter and was replaced by Connie Harvey. Harvey has since left to pursue a solo career and Bennett has retired from the group.