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The Shangri-Las’ Golden Hits of the Shangri-Las

Ada Wolin

Ada Wolin is a Brooklyn-born, Chicago-based writer. A recent graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, she now works at Booklist. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

33 1/3 Books

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...Of the many girl-groups that came out of the 1960s, none is more idiosyncratic and influential than the Shangri-Las. They subverted pop standards and foreshadowed a generation of tough women in music. Critically, they are not lauded...
...The Shangri-Las were an all-girl group during the 1960s, a time when all-girl groups were popular. Unlike other groups, however, the Shangri-Las were known for their “tough girl” public image as well as their engagement with darker teenage...