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The Chiffons

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One of the better early-’60s NY girl groups, merging sassiness and innocence on many of the style’s greatest classics. The Chiffons acquired some singles under their belt if they reached number 1 with “He’s Therefore Great,” whose traditional “doo-lang, doo-lang” riff was appropriated by George Harrison in 1970 for his very own chart-topper, “My Special Lord” (Harrison was eventually ordered to pay for substantial problems to the initial web publishers, though he generally stated the resemblance was unintentional). Their follow-up, Goffin-King’s “One Great Time,” was equally as good, offering killer piano riffs from Ruler herself. Actually trim as just a little Eva monitor, the Chiffons’ vocal was substituted, producing a Best Five hit. There have been a couple various other memorable strikes — “I’VE a Sweetheart” as well as the Motown-influenced “Sugary Talkin’ Man” — and interesting misfires just like the Martha & the Vandellas-inspired “GENUINE,” in addition to some singles released under an alter ego, the Four Pennies. The group documented a substantial amount of material through the ’60s, a lot of it derivative.

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Full Name The Chiffons
Music Songs He's So Fine, One Fine Day, Sweet Talkin' Guy, My Sweet Lord, I Have A Boyfriend, When the Boy's Happy, A Love So Fine, It's My Party, Tonight I Met an Angel, My Block, Sweet Talkin', Keep the Boy Happy, Did You Ever Go Steady, The Loco-Motion, Sailor Boy, Da Doo Ron Ron, Dream, Dream, Dream, Oh My Lover, Nobody Knows What's Goin' On, I'm Gonna Dry My Eyes, Love Me Like You're Gonna Lose Me, Stop Look And Listen, Up on the Bridge, When Summer's Through, When I Go to Sleep at Night, Why Am I So Shy, Three Dips Of Ice Cream, Tonight I'm Gonna Dream, Tonight's The Night, Nobody Knows What's Going On in My Mind, Just for Tonight, Mystic Voice
Albums Sweet Talkin' Guy, He's So Fine, One Fine Day, Colorful Fruit, All the Best, In The Wild West, Sweet Talking Guy, The Best of the Chiffons, Absolutely the Best, One Fine Day: 26 Golden Hits, A Love so Fine, One Fine Day and Other Favorites, Sweet Talkin' Girls: The Best of the Chiffons, Flips, Flops & Rarities, A Bouquet Of Hits, Confectioner's, All Day Lazing, Black Or White, Titanium Hits, Boys! Boys! Boys!, In The Middle, Gaudy Colours, Pop Masters: Sailor Boy, Talkative Friend, Christmas Bells Are Ringing, Splash Of Color, À La Carte, In That Golden Summer Time, At An Earlier Time, The Fabulous Chiffons, The Chiffons, Christmas Magic, Enjoy Your Time, The Chiffons - Their Very Best


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1 Member Barbara Lee (aka Barbara Lee Jones) died of a heart attack on May 15, 1992, at 44 years of age.
2 Members have included Judy Craig, Patricia Bennett, Barbara Lee, Shirley Peterson, Connie Harvey.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Girls 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Flipped 2010/I performer: "One Fine Day", "He's So Fine"
When Did You Last See Your Father? 2007 performer: "One Fine Day"
Cold Case 2005 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Wedding Date 2005 performer: "One Fine Day"
Catch Me If You Can 2002 performer: "He's So Fine"
Die Frauenversteher - Männer unter sich 2002 TV Movie performer: "He's so fine"
Riding in Cars with Boys 2001 performer: "One Fine Day"
Gilmore Girls 2001 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Early Edition 2000 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Tohuwabohu 1998 TV Series performer - 1 episode
One Fine Day 1996 performer: "One Fine Day"
There Goes My Baby 1994 performer: "One Fine Day"
The Joy Luck Club 1993 performer: "One Fine Day" 1963
Beverly Hills, 90210 1991 TV Series performer - 1 episode
A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon 1988 performer: "HE'S SO FINE"
Concrete Angels 1987 performer: "One Fine Day"
The Flamingo Kid 1984 performer: "He's So Fine", "One Fine Day"
The Hollywood Knights 1980 performer: "One Fine Day", "He's So Fine"
Quadrophenia 1979 performer: "He's So Fine"
The Driver 1978 "One Fine Day", uncredited
Fingers 1978 performer: "One Fine Day"
French Shampoo (Homage to W. B.) 1975 performer: "He's So Fine", "Oh My Lover" - uncredited
Mondo Trasho 1969 performer: "He's So Fine"
Shindig! 1965 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Shindig! 1965 TV Series Themselves - Singers
Disk-O-Tek Holiday 1964 Themselves
New American Bandstand 1965 1963 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guests

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