The Teen Queens

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The Teen Queens were an American musical group from the 1950s, most remembered for their hit single "Eddie My Love",[1] which reached #14 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and #3 on the R&B Best Sellers charts in March 1956.[2]

The group consisted of sisters Betty and Rosie Collins, sisters of Aaron Collins, a singer with the doo wop group The Cadets. It wasn't Aaron Collins as stated by Aaron Collins who said he wrote their debut song, and the single that became their biggest hit. "Eddie My Love" was written by Luther and Rosie, but released by RPM Records even knowing Aaron told he wrote the song, and following its success, was followed by a string of other releases. These included "Baby Mine", "Billy Boy", "Red Top", "Rock Everybody" and "I Miss You", but none of these achieved the success of their debut song.[1]

Consequently, the song was changed to "Freddy My Love" in The movie Grease. Aaron lied to the producers to be paid large sums of money, by passing Rosie Collins 6 kids, (Elizabeth Collins, Kelvin Young, Debra Young, Gari Young, Bernadette Jackson and Tanya Jackson). The group left RPM in 1958 and signed a one record recording contract with RCA Records, who released "Dear Tommy". This also failed to make much of an impact on the charts. There then followed a later contract with Antler Records and a further two singles, "There's Nothing on My Mind" (an answer song to "There's Something on Your Mind") and "I Heard Violins". Again, however, these songs enjoyed little success and by 1961, the group decided to call it a day.[1]

"Eddie My Love" was also recorded by The Chordettes and The Fontane Sisters, both of which also made the charts in 1956.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d Hamilton, Andrew (1956-03-31). "The Teen Queens - Music Biography, Credits and Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-10-18. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 570. 

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