In the pop music world, female groups have always been popular. In the first half of the 20th Century there were hugely popular acts like The Andrews Sisters, The McGuire Sisters and The Boswell Sisters. In the early rock/soul era, so-called girl groups like The Shirelles, The Teen Queens and The Chantels all scored big hits. However, all of these groups were composed of female vocalists. The songwriters and musicians who backed the groups were almost all men.
With the exception of Sarah McLawler And The Syncoettes and The Kim Sisters, I can't find any all-female bands of the 1950s. (Read about all-female bands from the first half of the 20th Century here).
The 1960s brought a huge change after the popularity of The Beatles inspired both girls and boys to form bands. Female-fronted or integrated bands began to appear for the first time but far fewer consisted entirely of women. None of those that did were hugely popular -- Goldie & the Gingerbreads and The Shaggs are probably the best-known. It goes without saying that none came close to matching the "Fab Four" or even most of their charting contemporaries in fame. Even though today they still all remain cult bands, they certainly opened to door for massively popular all-female bands like The Runaways, The Slits, The Go-Gos, L7 and The Bangles. So without further adieu, here are the all-female bands of the '60s.
Please note! Due to the power of the internet, more and more bands are being added to the blog regularly -- there are currently 110 that I'm aware of. Please be patient, check back regularly, share on social media, and share photos and info. Thanks!
GOLDIE & THE GINGERBREADS
Goldie & the Gingerbreads was formed in 1962 by Ginger Bianco, Margo Lewis and Goldie Zelkowitz. After a 1962 tour with Chubby Checker they added guitarist/singer Carol MacDonald. They were the first all-female band to sign to a major label, first to Decca in 1963 and then Atlantic in 1964. Their single, "Can't You Hear My Heartbeat," reached #25 in the UK. The recorded seven other singles through 1967 before breaking up.
The Cimmats formed in Lahti, Finland in 1963. In 1964 the performed on that country's Me Nuoret. The band was comprised of Ulla Laakkonen (guitar) Aila Toikkanen (guitar) Onerva "One" Niemeläinen (bass) Arja Salminen (drums) and several singers including Leena Huovila, Ulla Juutilainen, and finally Pipsa Pöykkö. They disbanded in 1967.
THE CONTINENTAL CO-ETS
The Continental Co-ets formed in Fulda, Minnesota in 1963 and were comprised of Nancy Hofmann (bass), Mary Jo Hofmann, Vicki Steinman (drums), Carol Goins (lead guitar), and Carolyn Behr (rhythm guitar). They released only one single on IGL in 1965, "I Don't Love You No More," b/w “Melody of Junk” (the A-side was written by Goins and the B-side was a group effort) followed by "Let's Live for the Present" (Goins again) b/w "Ebb Tide" which was released by Get Hip Recordings in 1994! They gained a bit of a following in Canada and the Upper Midwest before disbanding in 1967.
The Liverbirds were a beat group formed in 1963 in Liverpool, UK by Valerie Gell (vocals/guitar), Mary McGlory (vocals/bass), Sylvia Saunders (drums), Irene Green (vocals), and Sheila McGlory (guitar). The latter two soon left and were replaced by Pamela Birch (vocals/guitar). They achieved some success in Hamburg, Germany, as did many of their fellow beat groups. Their cover of Bo Diddley's "Diddley Daddy" reached #5 on the German charts. They released two albums, Star-Club Show 4 (1965) and More Of The Liverbirds (1966), both on Star-Club Records. They broke up in 1968, after a tour to Japan and all but Saunders settled in Germany permanently.
SUGAR & THE SPICES
Sugar and the Spices were a duo of Corky Casey (Al Casey's ex-wife) and Carol Eddy (Duane Eddy's ex-wife). They released "Bye Bye Baby" b/w "Do The Dog" on Stacy in October, 1963. On the 45 was written "SPECIAL NOTE: all girl group - no recording gimmicks" -- produced by Al Casey and Lee Hazelwood. In 1964 they released "Boys Can Be Mean" b/w "Tollie" on Vee Jay in 1964. In 1965 they released a split single "Have Faith in Me" b/w "Tomorrow (aka Tears)" by Brilliant Korners on Kent.
Singer/guitarist Char Vinnedge formed The Tremelons in Niles, Michigan in 1963 with her sister Chris on bass, Mary Gallagher on rhythm guitar, and Faith Orem on drums. In 1966 they changed their name to The Luv'd Ones. They recorded four songs for Dunwich Records, "Whole Lotta Shakin’," "Heartbreak Hotel," "Theme for a DJ," and "Please Let Me Know," before disbanding in 1968.
The Beat-Chics were a short-lived attempt to cash in on the success of the Beatles. The seem to have only recorded one single for Decca in November, 1964, a cover of Bill Haley & the Comets' "Skinny Minnie" b/w "Now I Know," apparently a composition of lead singer Maire "Moy" Page.
Les Beatlettes were formed in 1964 in Montreal and comprised of Denise Payette (singer), Claudette Faubert (lead guitar), Claire Fugère (guitar), Hélène Duguay (bass guitar) and Mimi Jourdan (drums). They released a cover of Les Classels' "Ton amour a changé ma vie." They broke up after Faubert and Jourdain died in a car accident.
Dara Puspita formed in Surabaya, Indonesia in 1964. The band consisted of Titiek Adji Rachman (lead guitar), Susy Nander (drums), Lies Adji Rachman (rhythm guitar), and Titiek Hamzah (bass). The band faced pressure from the Sukarno regime, which saw rock music as an unwanted Western influence, and they relocated to Thailand. After the collapse of the Sukarno regime, they released Jang Pertama in 1966. Three more LPs followed before they disbanded in 1972. More to come!
The Debutantes were formed in Detroit, Michigan in 1964 by then 14-year-old singer Jan McClellan who recruited Lynn Hawkins (rhythm guitar) and Diane Abray (drums). Although they went through numerous line-up changes, they remained all-female throughout their existence. They recorded McClellan's compostition, "A New Love Today" (1966) on Lucky Eleven. They appeared several times on CKLW-TV's "Swingin' Time" and toured extensively before breaking up in 1969 after a grueling four month tour of Asia.
DOROTHY & THE VAMPIRES
Dorothy & the Vampires were a five piece rock band from Singapore whose members included Connie Fong (guitar), Rebecca Fong (guitar), Gladys Ang, Cynthia Fong (drums), and Dorothy Sin (vocals). They formed in 1964 under the leadership of mentor/songwriter Harry Martinez. Their first single was the moody "Han Yu Qu" (Chilling Rain Song). Their second single was an instrumental, performed without their vocalist, and thus credited simply to The Vampires. They stopped playing together around 1969. More to come!
The Fondettes were one of several all-female Beatles cash-ins, albeit in this particular case, a trio of American high school girls who recorded one song, "The Beatles are in Town," on a split single which they shared with with Johnny Hartsman (rather curiously) on Arhoolie Records in 1964.
HAPPY COATS aka TOKYO HAPPY COATS
Tokyo Happy Coats was comprised of sisters Eiko, Keiko, Shoko, Tomiko and Ruriko Hakomori, who between them played more than 26 instruments. They existed at least as early as 1964 when they may still've been called simply, The Happy Coats. They appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1966. They released two LPs on King Records in the early 1970s. More to come!
KATHY LYNN & THE PLAYBOYS
Kathy Lynn & the Playboys was a Philadelphia-based group led by Kathy Lynn (aka Kathleen Keppenand Kathy Lynn). They released "Rock City" b/w "Rockin' Red River" (1964), "My Special Boy" b/w "I Got A Guy" (1964) and "Little Baby" b/w "He's Gonna Be My Guy" (1965) on Swan Records. After that they changed their name to The Buena Vistas and released "Hot Shot" b/w "T.N.T." (1965), "Filet Of Soul" b/w "Foxy" (1967), and "Boss Sauce" b/w "Sunset" (1967) on the same label.
Las Mosquitas were an Argentine band active between 1964 and 1968. The members were Pupé, Nita, Nené and Dina. They released songs titled "Siempre Bailo Con La Mas Fea,” “Do Re Mi,” and “Tembleque.” More to come!
The Pandoras were formed by Diane "Pinky" Keehner and Kathy Kinsella (rhythm guitar) at Simmons College in Boston in 1964. They were later joined by Sally Levy on drums. Levy was replaced by Nancy DiMuro. Later, Keehner left to start a family and Michelle Marquis (lead guitar) and Elysee Thierry (bass) joined. Somewhere in the midst of the line-up shuffles they became "The New Pandoras." In 1967 they released two singles, "(I could write a book) about my baby" b/w "New day" and "Games" b/w "Don't bother" -- both on Liberty in 1967 and representing the songwriting of producer Bob Stone and manager Peter Bonfils. They broke up in early 1968.
THE PLEASURE SEEKERS
The Pleasure Seekers were founded in 1964 by sisters Patti and Suzi Quatro, sisters Nancy (drums) and Mary Lou Ball (guitar), and Diane Baker on piano in Grosse Pointe, Michigan. Baker was soon replaced by Arlene Quatro. The released their first single in 1964, "Never Thought You'd Leave Me" b/w "What a Way to Die", on Hideout. "Nan" Ball left in 1965 and was replaced by Darline Arnone. In 1968 they signed to Mercury and released a second single, "Light of Love" b/w "Good Kind of Hurt". In 1969 they changed their name to Cradle and pursued a heavier direction. Arlene became the band's manager and Nancy Quatro joined as the new drummer. Suzi Quatro left in 1971 and went on to have a successful solo career. Cradle ultimately disbanded in 1973.
SALLY & THE ALLEY CATS
The UK's Sally & the Alley Cats was comprised of Sally Sykes (vocals), Ann Chalice (guitar), Sally Cursons (guitar), Pam Brett (keyboards), Robey Buckley (bass) and Andrea Beal (drums). They recorded "Is it something that I said?" b/w "You forgot to remember" for Parlaphone in 1964.
Die Sweetles were formed in Berlin, Germany by Peggy Peters (nee Christina Zakewski), Charlotte Marian, Tina Rainford and Monika Grimm. They released "Ich Wünsch' Mir Zum Geburtstag Einen Beatle" b/w "Die Schule Ist Aus" and "Früher Oder Später" b/w "Goodby, My Summer-Love" on Polydor in 1964.
In late 1964, while still students at McClatchy High School, Pinay sisters Jean Millington (guitar) and June Millington (rhythm guitar), formed The Svelts in Sacramento with Kathie Terry on drums and Cathy Carter on guitar. The Millington sisters later went on to play in Fanny. More to come!
The Tomboys recorded "I'd Rather Fight Than Switch" b/w "Mary Had a Little Kiss" for Swan Records in 1964.
The Bittersweets hailed from Cleveland, Ohio and were comprised of Judi Rodgers (vocals/guitar), Louie Dula (drums), Marilyn Rodgers Green (keyboards), Penny Cash (bass), and Rosi Hollo (guitar). Their debut, "The Hurtin' Kind" b/w "Summertime," was released on Tema in 1965. The same year they released "What a Lonely Way to Start the Summertime" b/w "Mark My Words" (as The Bitter Sweets) on Cameo. More to come!
THE BLACK CATS/THE WOOPS
In 1965, Laila Larsson (vocals/bass), Lisbeth Regnér (guitar), Mary-Ann Micha (guitar), and Agneta Engström (drums) formed The Black Cats in Malmö, Sweden. After re-naming themselves The Woops, they cut "Why" which was included on a various artists EP. After disbanding, Engström continued to make music.
THE CLINGER SISTERS aka THE CLINGERS
The Clinger Sisters (Peggy, Patsy, Debra, and Leesa Clinger) debuted on Jo-Bee with with 1965's "Lean Back Baby," a song written by their producer, Lynn Bryson. That year they also released “Bread and Butter." As The Clingers they released "Blackbird" and "Mean It." More to come!
THE DAUGHTERS OF EVE
The Daughters of Eve formed in Chicago in 1965, assembled and managed by Carl Bonafede who was also managing The Buckinghams. Judy Johnson (lead guitar, vocals), Marsha Tomal (organ, guitar, vocals), Andy Levin (bass) and a girl named Connie (drums) who was quickly replayed by Debi Pomeroy. Their first single was "Hey Lover" b/w "Stand By Me" in 1996 on U.S.A. Records. In 1967 they released "Symphony of My Soul" b/w "Help Me Boy" and "Don't Waste My Time" b/w "He Cried," the latter on Spectra Sound. Their final single, "Social Tragedy" b/w "A Thousand Stars" was released on Cadet in 1968.
DENISE & COMPANY
Denise and Company were formed by Denise Kaufman in 1965 They released a couple of singles, "Boy, What'll You Do Then?" b/w "Chaos" for Oakland, California's Wee Records in 1966. Kaufman went on to join the Merry Pranksters where she was nicknamed "Mary Microgram" by Ken Kesey.
Montreal's Les Guerrières were formed in 1965 when Fugère, formerly of Les Beatlettes, joined Murielle Bougie, Diane Gouin (bass), Solange Dessailly (keyboards) and Monique Geoffrion (drums). They disbanded in 1966.
Les Intrigrantes hailed from Quebec and were comprised of Diane Gallichand (guitar), Carole Boutin (guitar), Claire Gallichand (bass), and Ginette Douville (drums). They released songs including "Le Seuil du Soleil,” “Sans Toi,” and “Goodbye Baby.” The were active from 1965 until 1968. More to come!
The Moppets were formed in 1965 by Phyllis Hess (organ), Beverley Rodgers (lead guitar), Alisa Damon (bass guitar) and Kathie Ross (drums) at Mount Holyoake College in Massachusetts. The recorded just one single for Spirit, a cover of The Beau Brummels' "Cry just a little" backed with Holland - Dozier - Holland's "Come see about me."
The Plommons's first release was a 1966 cover of The Searchers' "Hungry for Love" and "Last Train to Liverpool," written by member Måddan Lindqvist. Two more singles followed and the played abroad in Denmark, Germany and Finland before disbanding in 1967. More to come!
THE SANDOVAL SISTERS
The Sandoval Sisters (aka The Girls aka The Moonmaids aka The Four Queens) were formed in East Los Angeles by sisters Diane (guitar and vocals), Margaret (lead vocals and drums), Rosemary (vocals and lead guitar), and Sylvia (bass) - who raged at the time from 12 to 17 years old. Their first recording was a live version of "Last Chance" for Valentine Sound. They changed their name to The Girls in 1965 and released Mann/Weil's "Chico's Girl" on Capitol Records. Margaret penned "My Baby," which b/w "My Love" was their second and last single. Thye performed for troops in Asia, toured North America and appeared on Hullabaloo and Hollywood A-Go-Go.
She Five formed in Fox Valley, Wisconsin. They included members Patsy Yingling, Dar Ryba (guitar/vocals), Audrey Reffke, Pam Hurst, and Cheryl Young. The formed in 1965, played for troops in Vietnam, and disbanded in 1970. More to come!
THE SHE TRINITY
The She Trinity, a Canadian band, were formed by Robyn Yorke, Shelley Gillespie and Sue Kirby around 1965, when they moved to the UK. On Columbia, in 1966, they released "He Fought The Law" b/w "The Union Station Blues," "Have I Sinned b/w "Wild Flower," "Wild Flower" b/w "The Man Who Took The Valise Off The Floor Of Grand Central Station At Noon," and "Yellow Submarine" b/w "Promise Me You'll Never Cry." They released "Across The Street" b/w "Over And Over Again" on CBS in 1967. Their final single, "Hair" b/w "Climb That Tree" was a split single with The Onyx released on President in 1969. Over the course of their existence there were several membership changes and their final line-up was Eileen Woodman, Robyn Yorke, Pauline Moran and Inger Jonnsson.
The She's featured Marilyn Reed, Maureen O'Connor, Cammy Davis, and Pam Thompson. O'Connor, who co-wrote the band's January, 1966 International Artists single "Ah Gee!! Maurie" b/w "The Fool," later resurfaced with New Math and is still active in music today.
The Termites released "Tell Me" in 1965.
Act IV were a Long Island band comprised of Missy Wolcott (keyboards/bass, Peg Porter (guitar/bass), Sandy Klee-Phillips (drums), and Fran DiCicco (keyboards/bass) where were inspired to form a band in 1966 after witnessing a concert by Sam the Sham & the Pharoahs. They later (after a line-up shuffle) became the second version of a pre-existing all-female band, The Enchanted Forest. More to come!
Beethoven's 5th formed in 1966 in South Florida. The members of the band were Gloria, Marla, Polly, Rocky, and Lesley Kluchin (second from left), who supplied me with this image.
The Belles were from Miami, Florida. The members included May Perez (guitar), Debbie Teaver (rhythm guitar), Marina Perez (bass), and Pam Kent (drums). In 1966 they recorded cover versions of "Sleep Walk" and "La Bamba." Their second single, "Melvin," was a gender-swap cover of Them's Gloria. More to come!
THE ENCHANTED FOREST
The Enchanted Forest formed around 1966 in New York. The group was comprised of Judy Hunter (keyboards), Carol Hunter (guitar/bass/vocals), Laurie Stanton (tambourine/vocals), Sanna Groseth (bass/vocals), and Sally Halbert (drums). They scored a contract with Amy and released “You're Never Gonna Get My Lovin'” b/w a cover of Leonard Cohen’s “Suzanne” on in January, 1968. A review of one of their performances at Le Hibou in Ottawa mentions that their repertoire also drew from the Beatles and the Stones. Several of their songs were products of the partnership of Mort Schuman and Kenny Lynch, who replaced all of the original members for another version of the band after their stint in Canada. After disbanding Hunter went on to join Neil Diamond’s band.
The second line-up of Enchanted Forest consist of Missy Wolcott (keyboards/bass), Peg Porter (lead guitar/bass), Sandy Klee-Phillips (drums), and Fran DiCicco (keyboards/bass) – who’d previously played together in Act IV, another all-female New York (Long Island this time) band that had formed in 1966. Porter soon left the band and was replaced by Marilyn Pollack. In 1969 they released two singles on Variations – both with “The Word Is Love” as the A-side (The B-sides were “Cold Winds” and “I’m Not That Kind of Girl”). In 1970 they backed Tiny Tim for a tour that included a performance of The Ed Sullivan Show. They broke up the same year and Wolcott continued with another all-female band, The Maiden Voyage.
In 1966, at Maplewood High School in Nashville, Tennessee, Mindy Dalton (guitar, vocals), Judi Griffith (tambourine, vocals), Lana Napier (drums), and Jean Williams (bass) formed The Pivots - the nickname for the high school basketball team for which all of them played. In 1967 they added Pame Stephens (keyboards) and changed their name to The Feminine Complex. In 1968 they signed to Athena Records and recorded their debut, Livin' Love. They broke up in 1969.
The Id were formed around 1966 by guitarist/songwriter Nancy Ross in Sacramento, California with her younger sister Sally on organ. After changing their name to The Hairem, they never officially released any material. However, after morphing into She, they released a single single in 1970 and in 1999, five recordings by the Hairem surfaced on a She CD compilation, Wants a Piece of You.
The Heartbeats (sometimes "The Heart Beats") were an all-female band, formed in Lubbock, Texas in 1966. They were led by Linda Sanders (drummer/vocals) who was joined by younger sister Debbie Sanders (guitar), Debbie McMillan (bass), and Jeannie Foster (guitar/keyboards), who initially met one another in a music class when all were pre-teens. They were managed by the Sanders family's matriarch, Jeanne Sanders. They gained attention in 1968 when they appeared on Happening Now and won a battle of the bands with their version of The Outsiders' "Time Won't Let Me." Their mother subsequently turned down an offer to sign with ABC Records because she wanted them to stay in school. They recorded a cover of Mouse & the Traps' "Crying Inside" at Robin Hood Brian's Studio in Tyler, Texas which became their biggest hit. They played regionally until the 1980s.
THE NURSERY RHYMES
Swedish band The Nursery Rhymes was comprised of Birgitta Nordgren (drums ), Elisabeth Alexandersson (bass), Gunilla Karlow (bass/vocals), Inger Jonsson (guitar/vocals), Marie Selander (vocals), Noni Tellbrandt (guitar, vocals), and Wiveca Säwén (bass). The released three singles: "Peaches And Cream" b/w "Nowhere To Run" and "Heat Wave" b/w "Dancing In The Street" (both on Odeon in 1966) and "We're Gonna Hate Ourselves In The Morning" b/w "Jiving Teen" the following year. More to come!
THE WHAT FOUR
The What Four were formed in Manhattan and comprised of Elizabeth Burke (drums), Cathy Cochran (guitar), China Girard (rhythm guitar) and Diane Hartford (bass). They signed with Columbia in 1966, where they released "Baby I Dig Love" b/w "It's Hard to Live On Promises" and "I'm Gonna Destroy that Boy" and "Ain't No Use in Crying, Susan."
ACE OF CUPS
The Ace of Cups were formed in San Francisco, California in 1967 by Mary Gannon (bass), Marla Hunt (organ, piano), Denise Kaufman (guitar, harmonica), Mary Ellen Simpson (lead guitar), and Diane Vitalich (drums). All had played music for some time and Kaufman had previously-fronted the all-female Denise and Company. After several line-up changes, including the addition of male members, the band broke up in 1972.
THE ALL GIRL TOPLESS BAND
The All Girl Topless Band formed in 1967 and accompanied comedian Godfrey Cambridge at the Aladdin Hotel. They were said to be talented musicians but with the members' names not appearing anywhere I can find, the fact that they played top-free was presumably the primary draw.
Ariel was formed in 1967 by Anne Bowen, Pamela Brandt, Helen Hooke, Gretchen Pfeifer and Beverly Rodgers in Northampton, Massachusetts. They disbanded in 1970 and Brandt, Bowen and Hooke went on to form The Deadly Nightshade.
In 1967 Mexico's Las Chic's they released “La Muñeca Dice No" (a Spanish-language cover of Michel Polnareff's "La poupée qui fait non"). Their producer, Carmen Circi, was female too. More to come!
The Hearby included Jill DeMarco and Kathy Penland. DeMarco later joined The Oxfords. In 1967 they released DeMarco's "The Harm I Do (By Being Me)" b/w Penland's "Make You Dream" on Union Jac. More to come!
The Fatimas were a California band who released "Sandstorm" b/w "The Hoochy Coo" on Original Sound in 1967. More to come!
THE MOD 4
The Mod 4
The Mod 4, from Aledo, Illinois, released two singles at Davenport, Iowa's Fredlo Custom Pressing -- "Funny Little Clown" b/w "Midnight Hour" and "Open Up Your Mind" b/w "A Puppet" (both produced by Tab Talkin) in 1967 and '68, respectively. Vocals were handled by Nellie Hastings and Kathy Talkin. The other two members are "Barb" and "Alice Appleton."
The Same were from Arlington Heights, Illinois and were made up of Judy Selman (lead guitar), Debbie Reiss (rhythm guitar), Vicki Selman (bass), Donna Smelak (drums), and Vicki Hubly (vocals). The played mostly in the Chicago area although they recorded "If You Love Me, Really Love Me" (an English cover of Edith Piaf's "Hymne à l'amour") b/w "Sunshine, Flowers and Rain" at Herb Alperts Studio in Los Angeles and released on Barrington Records in 1967. After their dissolution, Smelak continued in the all-female band, The Chips.
The Chips were a Chicago band whose different line-ups included Darn Pasterik, Sheri Hartman, Aleat Maciejewski, Klayre Hartmann, Charlotte O’Neill, and Donna Smolak. Their first single, “Break It Gently” b/w “Mixed-Up, Shook-Up Girl,” was released on Philips in 1968. Their follow-up, “When You Hold Me Baby” b/w “Dream With Your Eyes Wide Open,” was recorded for ABC Records and written by Sheri Hartman. O’Neill and Smolak still perform in a band called Straight Ethyl. More to come!
The Ladybirds (aka The Ladybyrds) formed in New Jersey. Although Jim Morrison often performed top-free with The Doors, The Ladybirds were hassled for doing the same. The found more receptive audiences in Las Vegas and at the Blue Bunny Club in Hollywood. In 1968 they received some exposure by appearing in The Wild, Wild World of Jayne Mansfield. (Not to be confused with the Scandinavian topless quartet who opened for the The New Yardbirds the same year).
Les Planettes were formed in Quebec by former Beatlette Hélène Duguay with Margie Duplessis (guitar), Rosy Lang (organ) and Linda Duncan (drums).
The Shaggs were formed in Fremont, New Hampshire in 1968 by sisters Dorothy "Dot" Wiggin (vocals/lead guitar), Betty Wiggin (vocals/rhythm guitar), and Helen Wiggin (drums) at the encouragement and insistence of their parents.
In 1969 they recorded and released their debut full-length, Philosophy of the world on Third World Records. They were joined by their sister Rachel Wiggin on bass for the song, "That little sports car." It defied the expectations of their parents, who were said the imagine the girls to be inevitably bound for stardom, and disappeared without at trace.
In 1975, the sisters again entered the studio although the death of their father/manager, Austin Wiggin, resulted in their not being published for years as well as the group's dissolution. Years after their break-up their debut was rediscovered and championed as an example of art brut/outsider music.
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