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The Shirelles


1940

Addie “Micki” Harrison was born.

1941

Shirley Alston Reeves was born.

1941

Doris Kenner-Jackson was born.

1941

Beverly Lee was born.

1959

“Dedicated to the One I Love” by the Shirelles hits #83.

1960

“Tonight’s the Night” by the Shirelles hits #39.

1961

Goffin & King’s “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow,” recorded by the Shirelles, reaches #1 after being released on Scepter Records.

1961

The Shirelles hits #3 on pop and #2 on R&B with “Dedicated to the One I Love”.

1961

“Dedicated to the One I Love,” by the Shirelles, reaches #3.

1961

The Shirelles hits #4 on pop and #2 on R&B with “Mama Said”.

1961

“Big John” by the Shirelles hits #21 on pop and #2 on R&B.

1962

“Baby, It’s You,” sung by the Shirelles and written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, enters the Top Forty, where it will peak at #8.

1962

The Shirelles’ “Soldier Boy” becomes their first #1 hit, topping the charts for three weeks.

1962

“Welcome Home Baby” by the Shirelles goes to #22.

1962

“Stop the Music” by the Shirelles peaks at #36.

1963

“Foolish Little Girl,” the last big hit by the Shirelles, enters the Top Forty, where it will peak at #4.

1963

“Don’t Say Goodnight and Mean Goodbye” by the Shirelles goes to #26.

1963

“Everybody Loves a Lover” by the Shirelles charts at #19.

1982

Micki Harris of the Shirelles dies.

1996

The Shirelles are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the eleventh annual induction dinner. Darlene Love, Merry Clayton and Marianne Faithfull are their presenters.

2000

Doris Kenner-Jackson of the Shirelles dies.

The Shirelles