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The Chantels

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The Chantels came out of the Bronx, New York, in the early 1950s. The group's members were students at St. Anthony of Padua School, and they took their name from that of a another Catholic school, St. Francs de Chantal. They signed their first recording contract, with End Records, in 1957, but the record, "He's Gone", wasn't a hit, but, in later years, a popular request on Oldies and Doo Wop stations. Their next record, however, was their biggest hit and is considered a classic of "doo-wop" girl groups: "Maybe", written by lead singer Arlene Smith. Read more...

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