The Girlfriends

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For the Italian film, see Le Amiche.

The Girlfriends were an American girl group who scored one hit in the United States in 1964, "My One and Only Jimmy Boy".

The group was founded as a result of the splintering of the Los Angeles-based studio group The Blossoms. The four members of the Blossoms - Gloria Jones, Nanette Williams, Fanita James, and Darlene Wright - first sang together in 1957. In 1962, Phil Spector created the group Bob B. Soxx and the Blue Jeans with James and Wright; Jones and Williams then formed their own group, The Girlfriends, with Carolyn Willis (formerly of The Ikettes).[1] They released one single, "My One and Only Jimmy Boy", on Colpix Records in 1963, written and produced by David Gates. The record peaked at #49 in 1964.[2] The Girlfriends never released another record. Willis later joined Honey Cone and both she and Jones sang in one of the nostalgia-circuit groups performing as The Shirelles in the 1990s.


  1. ^ Jason Ankeny, The Girlfriends at Allmusic
  2. ^ Charts, Allmusic