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The Shirelles

The Shirelles are credited with popularizing the girl group sound of the 1960s, predating Motown's success with acts like The Supremes. The quartet was also the first girl group to top the Billboard Hot 100 chart with their song "Will You Love Me Tomorrow."

Original members: Shirley Owens, Doris Coley, Addie "Micki" Harris and Beverly Lee

Founded: 1957

Hometown: Passaic, New Jersey

Hits: "Will You Love Me Tomorrow," "Tonight's The Night," "Soldier Boy," "I Met Him On A Sunday"

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Bragging Rights: In 1996, they were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. The Beatles covered two of their songs, "Boys" and "Baby It's You." In 2008, their hometown Passaic renamed a portion of Paulison Avenue "Shirelles Boulevard."

Controversy: Their 1960 hit "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow" was banned by some radio stations because of its sexually suggestive lyrics.

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