The Paris Sisters

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The Paris Sisters
OriginSan Francisco, California, United States
GenresPop
Years active1954–68
LabelsDecca
Imperial
Gregmark
MGM
Mercury
Reprise
Capitol
Sidewalk
Past membersPriscilla Paris
Albeth Paris
Sherrell Paris

The Paris Sisters were a 1960s American girl group from San Francisco, California, United States, best known for their work with producer Phil Spector.

Career[edit]

The group consisted of lead singer Priscilla Paris; her older sister Albeth Carole Paris; and their middle sister Sherrell Paris. They reached the peak of their success in October 1961 with the hit single "I Love How You Love Me", which peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart,[1] and sold over one million copies.[2] Some of the group's other hit songs include the US Top 40 single "He Knows I Love Him Too Much" (March 1962, No. 34), "All Through The Night" (1961),[3] "Be My Boy" (No. 56), "Let Me Be The One" (No. 87), and "Dream Lover" (No. 91).[4]

The Paris Sisters appeared in the 1962 British rock film It's Trad, Dad! (released in the U.S. as Ring-a-Ding Rhythm) directed by Richard Lester. In the film they performed the Spector-produced song "What Am I To Do?" Also early in the 1960s, the Paris Sisters sang the jingle for Diet Rite soda.

Sherrell Paris later served as a production assistant on The Price Is Right, and as host Bob Barker's personal assistant, until she was released in 2000.[5]

Priscilla Paris died on March 5, 2004, from injuries suffered in a fall at her home in Paris. She was 59.[6]

Albeth Paris died in Palm Springs, California on December 5, 2014. She was 79.[citation needed]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

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  • Ooh La La/Who's Arms Are You Missing(Decca)1954
  • Huckleberry Pie/Baby, Honey, Baby(1955)
  • Give me a Band and My Baby/Truly'(1955)
  • Truly/His And Hers(1955)With Gary Crosby
  • I Wanna/The Know-how(1955)
  • Lover Boy/Oh Yes, You Do(1955)
  • I Love You, Dear/Mistaken(1956)
  • Daughter, Daughter/So Much-So Very Much(1956)
  • Don't Tell Anybody/Mind Reader(1958)
  • Old Enough to Cry/Tell Me More(Imperial)1959
  • My Original Love/Someday(1959)
  • Be My Boy/I'll Be Crying Tomorrow(Gregmark)1961
  • I Love How You Love Me/All Through the Night(1961)
  • He Knows I Love Him Too Much/A Lonely Girl's Prayer(1962)
  • Let Me Be the One/What Am I to Do?(1962)
  • Yes, I Love You/Once Upon a While Ago(1962)
  • Dream Lover/Lonely Girl(MGM)1964
  • Once Upon a Time/When I Fall in Love(Mercury)1964
  • Always Waitin'/Why Do I Take It From You?(1965)
  • Sincerely/Too Good to Be True(Reprise)1966
  • You/I'm Me(1966)
  • My Good Friend/It's My Party(1966)
  • Some of Your Lovin'/Long After Tonight Is All Over(1967)
  • Golden Days/Greener Days(Capitol)1968
  • Stand, Naked, Clown/The Ugliest Girl in Town(Crescendo)1968

References[edit]

  1. ^ O'Dair, Barbara (1997). The Rolling Stone Book of Women in Rock: Trouble Girls (1st ed.). New York: Random House. p. 115. ISBN 0-679-76874-2.
  2. ^ Betrock, Alan (1982). Girl Groups The Story of a Sound (1st ed.). New York: Delilah Books. p. 29. ISBN 0-933328-25-7.
  3. ^ Joel Whitburn, The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits. 7th edn, 2000.
  4. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2003). Top Pop Singles 1955-2002 (10th ed.). Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research Inc. p. 534. ISBN 0-89820-155-1.
  5. ^ Adams, Greg (2014-04-02). "Music Weird: Music Weird interviews Sherrell Paris of the Paris Sisters". Musicweird.blogspot.com. Retrieved 2016-07-31.
  6. ^ Jason Ankeny (2004-03-05). "The Paris Sisters | Biography & History". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-07-31.
  7. ^ Goldmine's Rock 'n Roll 45 RPM Record Price Guide, Krause Publications, c1992, p. 440, ISBN 0-87341-202-8

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