The Shirelles - I Met Him On A Sunday
This is the first girl-group's first record. The Shirelles began as four New Jersey teenagers. Known as The Poquellos at the time, they sang today's doo-wopping offering at their high school talent show. It was a performance that really impressed their classmate, who convinced her mother that I Met Him On A Sunday should be the first release on her newly formed record label. Despite the picture above, I Met Him On A Sunday was originally released on Florence Greenberg's Tiara Records. It was an instant local success, so Decca bought the rights and distributed it nationally. It reached a respectable top fifty chart spot in 1958. With the Decca money, Greenberg went on to start Scepter Records, which released The Shirelles 1960 #1 smash hit Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow.
Labels: doo wop