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Encyclopedia > The Vernons Girls

The Vernons Girls were a British musical ensemble of female vocalists. They were formed at the football pools factory in 1950s Liverpool as a 16 strong choir and cut an album of standards. In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... Pool has several meanings: A planted garden pool at Mission San Juan Capistrano It is any of several games similar to billiards, distinguished by using a table that has one pocket at each corner and one in the middle of each of the two longer sides. ... // Events and trends This map shows two essential global spheres during the Cold War in 1959. ... Liverpools skyline, as seen from the River Mersey. ... A choir or chorus is a musical ensemble of singers. ...

They then appeared on Oh Boy with the house band and made a series of singles for labels like Decca and Parlophone, in a more condensed group with between 3 and 5 members. These were mainly covers of American hits which would sell less than the originals. A record label is a brand created by companies that specialize in producing, manufacturing, distributing and promoting audio and sometimes video recordings (especially music videos), on various formats including compact discs, LPs, DVD-Audio, SACDs, and cassettes. ... Decca Records is a record label that was established in 1929. ... Parlophone Records Parlophone is a record label which was founded in Germany prior to World War I by the Carl Lindstrom Company. ...

As session singers for Decca they had appeared on dozens of hits into the 1960s and even had a couple of their own with what can be seen as the first ever raw Scouse accents in the top 30: You know what I mean—a line remembered by John Lennon as the song I saw her standing there was created and which replaced the original line by McCartney. Session musicians are musicians available for hire, as opposed to musicians who are either permanent members of a musical outfit or who have acquired fame in their own right. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969, inclusive. ... Scouse is the accent or dialect of English found in the northern English city of Liverpool and adjoining urban areas of Merseyside and northwestern Cheshire. ... John Winston Ono Lennon (October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980) was best known as a singer, songwriter, poet and guitarist for the British rock band The Beatles. ...

In the United States the group under their nom de disc of the Carefrees charted with the first Beatles tribute over there, We love the Beatles. The Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964 as part of their first tour of the United States, promoting their first hit single there, I Want To Hold Your Hand. ...

Before long there were solo singers like Lyn Cornell (married to session drummer Andy White, notable for replacing Ringo on an early take of Love Me Do) and splinter acts like the Breakaways, one of whom married Joe Brown. Andy White (born 1930) is a drummer, best known for playing drums on The Beatles first single, Love Me Do. White was a studio drummer in the 1950s and 1960s, recording with artists like Billy Fury, Marlene Dietrich, Hermans Hermits and Tom Jones. ... Ringo Starr as photographed by John Kelly for the 1968 LP The Beatles (aka The White Album). Richard Starkey, MBE (born July 7, 1940), known by his stage name Ringo Starr, is a popular British musician, best known as drummer for The Beatles. ... Love Me Do, backed by P.S. I Love You, was the first single released by The Beatles on October 5, 1962. ... There have been several well-known people named Joe Brown or Joseph Brown, including: Joe Brown (boxer) Joe Brown (judge) Joe Brown (singer) Joe E. Brown (comedian) Joseph E. Brown Joe Brown (climber) Joe R. Brown (Pyhsician) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages that might...

At least one Beatles Show featured the Vernons Girls as a Trio.

The Vernons Girls are really the World's longest running girl group and still exist today in one permutation or another.

Three of them were in the Billy Fury movie Play It Cool, while Lyn Cornell and the Breakaways were in Just For Fun. In the later 1990s they appeared in Cliff Richard's Oh Boy from Wembley. Billy Fury (April 17, 1940 - January 28, 1983) was a British pop singer of the 1960s. ... Just for Fun: The Story of an Accidental Revolutionary is a humorous biography of Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux, co-written with David Diamond. ... The 1990s decade refers to the years from 1990 to 1999, inclusive, the last decade of the 20th Century. ... Cliff Richard Sir Cliff Richard (born Harry Rodger Webb in Lucknow, India, on October 14, 1940) is one of the United Kingdoms most popular singers. ... Wembley is a place in the London Borough of Brent. ...

Interestingly the Vernons' name was also used by an 80s Liverpool band.

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Vernons Girls - Biography - AOL Music (611 words)
You won't find the Vernons Girls listed in most girl-group registers, mostly because they were British, and weren't so much a group as a corporate-sponsored entity that happened to do girl-group type songs.
Unfortunately, like a lot of English acts that really didn't control their repertory or their direction, the Vernons Girls were at the mercy of producers who didn't always see the direction the public's taste was taking (if they did, they'd all have been rich and not working).
The Vernons Girls vanished in 1964, although their ex-members remained in the business, singing in various vocal groups that continued to grace other artists' records for years.
Vernons Girls (2933 words)
The Vernon Girls appeared in all 38 shows of the “Oh Boy” series and together with Lord Rockingham's XI, the Dallas Boys, and Cherry Wainer on her Hammond Organ, formed the backbone of the shows each week.
The Vernons Girls were paid about £10 a week in 1958/59 and for 18 months they resided at the Colonnade Hotel off Warwick Avenue, near Maida Vale Underground tube station in West London.
And the girls feted are not ordinary chorus girls.
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