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The Beverley Sisters are a British female vocal trio, popular during the 1950s and 1960s. The trio consists of eldest sister Joy (born Joycelyn V. Chinery, 5 May 1924, Bethnal Green London) and the twins, Teddie (born Hazel P Chinery, 5 May 1927, Bethnal Green, London) and Babs (born Babette P Chinery, 5 May 1927, Bethnal Green, London). Their style is loosely modelled on that of The Andrews Sisters.
Their notable successes have included "Sisters", "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" and "Little Drummer Boy". They are the daughters of George Arthur Chinery and Victoria Alice Miles (married 1916), who were known as the Music Hall act 'Coram & Miles'.
They were the first UK female group to break into the US Top 10. They are widely credited as having been the highest paid female entertainers in the UK for more than 20 years. The Sisters entered the Guinness Book Of Records in 2002, as the world's longest surviving vocal group without a change in the line up. In the 2006 New Year Honours list they were each awarded an MBE.
Joy married Billy Wright on 28 July 1958 at Poole Register Office; Wright was the first footballer to play for England 100 times. They were married for 36 years until Billy died of cancer in September 1994.
As recently as 2009, the Beverley Sisters appeared in concerts and matinee shows in the United Kingdom. They forged links with the Burma Star Association, as well as McCarthy & Stone Properties where the Sisters were invited to open each new housing development designed specifically for retired people. However, they are now fully retired.
UK singles chart discography
|Year||Title||UK Singles Chart||Label|
|1953||"I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus"||#6||Philips|
|1959||"Little Drummer Boy"||#6||Decca|
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