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The Angels were an American girl group, best-known for their 1963 hit "My Boyfriend's Back". Girl group UC3 sing The Star-Spangled Banner for U.S. troops in Afghanistan A girl group is a musical group featuring several young female singers who generally harmonize together. ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... In popular music, a chart-topper is an extremely popular recording, identified by its inclusion in a ranked list—a chart—of top selling or otherwise judged most popular releases. ... My Boyfriends Back was a hit song in 1963 for The Angels, an American girl group. ...

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Barbara Allbut and Phyllis "Jiggs" Allbut and Linda Jansen (soon replaced with Peggy Santiglia) had their first hit in 1961, with "Till", followed by a lesser success called "Cry Baby Cry". Both songs were released on the Caprice label. 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ... Till is a popular song. ... This article is about The Beatles song. ...


In 1963, the trio signed to Mercury Records' Smash subsidiary label and began working with the Feldman-Goldstein-Gottehrer songwriting team, who wrote "My Boyfriend's Back". The Angels' performance was meant as a demo for The Shirelles to consider recording, but the music publishers chose instead to release it as it stood. The song was a major hit, reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100, but no follow-up of comparable success was released. Trio is generally used in any of the following ways: Three musicians playing the same or different musical instrument. ... A songwriter is someone who writes either the lyrics or the music for songs. ... My Boyfriends Back is a comedy movie about a girl whose boyfriend dies, but comes back to life as a zombie because he loved her so much, and the problems this situation causes. ... A demo version or demo of a song is one recorded for reference rather than for release. ... The Shirelles were an influential American girl group in the early 1960s. ... This article is concerned with the production of books, magazines, and other literary material (whether in printed or electronic formats). ... A rand is a relatively short musical composition. ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ...


A few minor hits followed and the trio began working as session vocalists, also touring as back-up with The Four Seasons. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Sideman. ... The Four Seasons can refer to: Season, the annual cycle of the astronomical, geographic, and climatic phenomenon The Four Seasons (group), a singing group led by Frankie Valli The Four Seasons (Vivaldi), the collective name for four violin concertos by Antonio Vivaldi The Seasons (Haydn), (Die Jahreszeiten) an oratorio by...


Santiglia, along with former lead singer of the Angels, Bernadette Carroll (who had her own hit "Party Girl") and Denise Ferri (formerly of the East-Coast-based group the Delicates), sang background on Lou Christie's #1 hit "Lightning Strikes" as well as the follow-up "Rhapsody In The Rain."


In 1967, Santiglia left the group and was replaced by Debra Swisher (previously of The Pixies Three), who had recently recorded and released her own version of "Thank You And Goodnight" on the ABC-Paramount subsidiary Boom Records. This lineup released a handful of singles on RCA and made an appearance on "The Dean Martin Show" before disbanding in 1968. The Pixies Three is an American teenage vocal girl group best known for their hits “Birthday Party” and “442 Glenwood Avenue”. // Having performed in local shows since 1955, the Hanover, Pennsylvania trio of Midge Bollinger (lead vocals), Kaye McCool (low vocals), and Debra Swisher (high vocals) were signed to Mercury... The Dean Martin Show was a TV variety-comedy series that ran from 1965 to 1974, for 245 episodes. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday. ...


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Singles

  • "'Till" October 1961 - US #14
  • "Cry Baby Cry" February 1962 - US #38
  • "My Boyfriend's Back" August 1963 - US #1 (3 wks.)
  • "I Adore Him" October 1963 - US #25
  • "Thank You And Goodnight" December 1963 - US #84
  • "Wow Wow Wee (He's The Boy For Me)" January 1964 - US #41

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Angels are referred to in connection with their special missions as, for instance, the "angel which hath redeemed," "an interpreter," "the angel that destroyed," "messenger of the covenant," "angel of his presence," and "a band of angels of evil" (Gen. xlviii.
Angels foretold to Abraham the birth of Isaac, to Manoah the birth of Samson, and to Abraham the destruction of Sodom.
The belief in angels is central to the religion of Islam, beginning with the belief that the Qur'an was dictated to the Prophet Muhammad by the chief of all angels, the archangel Jibril (Gabriel).
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Angel are a glam rock, heavy metal, and progressive rock band from Washington, DC, formed in the mid-70s.
Angel's keyboardist Gregg Giuffria had modest success as the leader of the band Giuffria during the 1980s, along with the band House of Lords.
For better or for worse, Angel was quite influential in their own way—particularly on the glam metal boom of the 1980s—and represent a kind of missing link between keyboard-driven hard rock bands of the '70s such as Uriah Heep and '80s acts like Poison.
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