"Girl groups" have been with us since the 1930s, when the Boswell Sisters and the Andrews Sisters stormed the charts. "Girl groups" with soul started to come on strong in the first half of the 1960s, with the success of the Shirelles (shown here), the Marvelettes, Patti LaBelle and Her Blue Belles, the Crystals, the Chiffons, Martha & the Vandellas and, most spectacularly, the Supremes.
"Girl groups" (the term is dated, but let's just go with it, OK?) have been training ground for such top stars as Diana Ross, Patti LaBelle and Beyonce.
Three leading soul girl groups are sister acts: the Pointer Sisters, The Emotions and Sister Sledge. Two others, Xscape and 702, each included a pair of sisters.Read More »from Chart Watch Extra: Top 20 Soul “Girl Groups”