The McGuire Sisters

The McGuire Sisters were a singing trio in American popular music. They consisted of Christine McGuire (born July 30, 1926), Dorothy McGuire (born February 13, 1928), and Phyllis McGuire (born February 14, 1931).

They were born and grew up in Middletown, Ohio, where their mother was an ordained minister and let them sing in the church as young girls. They sang at weddings, funerals, and church revivals. When they started in 1935, Phyllis was only four years old. Eventually, they sang on other occasions than church-related ones; by 1949, they were singing at military bases and veterans' hospitals. They incorporated a more diverse repertoire for these, extending themselves to more than the hymns they had sung at church.

In 1952, they appeared on Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts, and as a result, Godfrey hired them for his other shows, where they remained for seven years. They performed for five Presidents of the United States (Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, and George H. W. Bush), and for Queen Elizabeth II, as well as appearing on many top television shows. The Coca-Cola company signed them to a contract with the highest fee in advertising history up to that date.

In 1968, they retired from public performance. Phyllis went to a solo act; Dorothy and Christine became totally devoted to their families. Seventeen years later, however, they joined as an act again in response to fans' entreaties.

In 1994, they were inducted into the National Broadcasting Hall of Fame. In 2001, they were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame. They have also been inducted into the Coca-Cola Hall of Fame and the Headliners' Hall of Fame.

External references

  • McGuire Sisters' page on the National Broadcasting Hall of Fame (http://www.infoage.org/NBHF-mcguire-sisters.html) site
  • McGuire Sisters' page on the Primarily A Cappella (http://www.singers.com/jazz/vintage/mcguire.html) site
  • McGuire Sisters' page on the Vocal Group Hall of Fame (http://www.vghf.com/Inductees/mcguire_sisters.htm) site
  • Cincinnati Enquirer article on the sisters' home (http://www.enquirer.com/editions/2003/07/27/loc_mcguires27.html)

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In 2001, they were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame. They have also been inducted into the Coca-Cola Hall of Fame and the Headliners' Hall of Fame. Orbison himself once described him as "the voice of the century", and a subsequent rerecording of the song saw him embrace the remake. In 1994, they were inducted into the National Broadcasting Hall of Fame. In 1981, he had an international number one hit with the Roy Orbison classic, "Crying". Seventeen years later, however, they joined as an act again in response to fans' entreaties. The first major hit version was by Roberta Flack in 1973; nearly a quarter-century later (1996), another version was a major hit for The Fugees. Phyllis went to a solo act; Dorothy and Christine became totally devoted to their families. Lieberman was the first to record it (in 1971), but the song has two far better-known covers.

In 1968, they retired from public performance. A poem about McLean, "Killing Me Softly With His Blues" by Lori Lieberman, was reworked into a song called "Killing Me Softly" by Charles Fox and Norman Gimbel. The Coca-Cola company signed them to a contract with the highest fee in advertising history up to that date. Other well-known songs include. Bush), and for Queen Elizabeth II, as well as appearing on many top television shows. Don McLean, (born October 2, 1945 in New Rochelle, New York) is an American singer-songwriter, most famous for his 1971 ballad "American Pie". W. "Christmastime!"-2004.

They performed for five Presidents of the United States (Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, and George H. "The Western Album"- 2003. In 1952, they appeared on Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts, and as a result, Godfrey hired them for his other shows, where they remained for seven years. "You've Got To Share"- 2003 ("The Kid's Album"). They incorporated a more diverse repertoire for these, extending themselves to more than the hymns they had sung at church. "Starry Starry Night"- 2001 {LIVE}. When they started in 1935, Phyllis was only four years old. Eventually, they sang on other occasions than church-related ones; by 1949, they were singing at military bases and veterans' hospitals. "Don McLean Sings Marty Robbins"- 2001.

They sang at weddings, funerals, and church revivals. "River of Love"- 1995. They were born and grew up in Middletown, Ohio, where their mother was an ordained minister and let them sing in the church as young girls. "Favourites and Rarities"- 1993. They consisted of Christine McGuire (born July 30, 1926), Dorothy McGuire (born February 13, 1928), and Phyllis McGuire (born February 14, 1931). "Headroom"- 1990. The McGuire Sisters were a singing trio in American popular music. "Love Tracks"- 1987.

Cincinnati Enquirer article on the sisters' home (http://www.enquirer.com/editions/2003/07/27/loc_mcguires27.html). "For The Memories I & II"- 1986-7. McGuire Sisters' page on the Vocal Group Hall of Fame (http://www.vghf.com/Inductees/mcguire_sisters.htm) site. "Dominion"- 1982 {LIVE}. McGuire Sisters' page on the Primarily A Cappella (http://www.singers.com/jazz/vintage/mcguire.html) site. "Believers"- 1981. McGuire Sisters' page on the National Broadcasting Hall of Fame (http://www.infoage.org/NBHF-mcguire-sisters.html) site. "Chain Lightning"- 1978.

"Prime Time"- 1977. "Solo"- 1976 {LIVE}. "Homeless Brother"- 1974. "Playin' Favorites"- 1973.

"Don McLean"- 1972. "American Pie"- 1971. "Tapestry"- 1970. "Winterwood".

"Castles in the Air". "Vincent" (a tribute to the 19th century Dutch painter, Vincent van Gogh).

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