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The Andrews Sisters were an American close harmony singing group of the swing and boogie-woogie eras. The Andrews Sisters' harmonies and songs are still influential today, and have been copied and recorded by entertainers such as Bette MidlerChristina AguileraPentatonixand others.
The group was among the inaugural inductees to the Vocal Group Hall of Fame upon its opening in The Sollie family disapproved of Olga's marriage, but once LaVerne, their first child, was born, they were welcomed back into the fold.
Pete and Ed Sollie, the Andrews Sisters' uncles, lived in a small tourist town called Mound, Minnesotawhere they sold ice cream to tourist boats and later ran a small grocery store. Patty, the youngest and the lead singer of the group, was 7 when the group was formed, and 12 when they won first prize at a talent contest at the local Orpheum Theatre in Minneapoliswhere LaVerne played piano accompaniment for the silent film showings in exchange for free dancing lessons for herself and her sisters.
Following the collapse of their father's Minneapolis restaurant, the sisters went on the road to support the family. They started their career as imitators of an earlier successful singing group, the Boswell Sisterswho were popular in the s. Instrumental to the sisters' success over the years were their parents, Olga and Peter, their orchestra leader and musical arranger, Vic Schoen —and Jack and David Kappwho founded Decca Records.
In the years just before and during World War IIthe Andrews Sisters were at the height of their popularity, and the group still tends to be associated in the public's mind with the war years.
They had numerous hit records during these years, both on their own and in collaboration with Bing Crosby. The sisters performed their hits in service comedy films like Buck Privates and Private Buckaroo. During the war, they entertained the Allied forces extensively in Africa, and Italyas well as in the U. Arrière Saison N° 4 - Christophe Monniot - Vivaldi Universel [Saison 5] also helped actress Bette Davis and actor John Garfield found California 's Eight To The Bar - The Andrews Sisters - Greatest Hits The 60th Anniversary Collectio Hollywood Canteena welcome retreat for servicemen where the trio often performed, volunteering their personal time to sing and dance for the soldiers, sailors, and Marines they did the same at New York City 's Stage Door Canteen during the war.
While touring, they often treated three random servicemen to dinner when they were dining out. The sisters' hit " Rum and Coca Cola " became one of their most popular and best-known recordings, but also Bajadärfesten (Festival Of The Bayadères) - Berwald* - Piano Concerto / Violin Concerto / Festival O some controversy. Some radio stations were reluctant to play the record because it mentioned a commercial product by name, and because the lyrics were subtly suggestive of local Eight To The Bar - The Andrews Sisters - Greatest Hits The 60th Anniversary Collectio prostituting themselves to U.
The song was based on a Trinidadian calypsoand a dispute over its provenance led to a well-publicized court case. An ad in the 'Radio Annual' showed photos of the Andrews as children, as contemporary singers, and as old women in the then-future year ofalthough the act would not make it that long. Our mother died in and then our father in All three of us were upset, and we were at each other's throats all the time.
The English lyrics were written by Mitchell Parish. The Andrews Sisters formally broke up in Maxene and LaVerne tried to continue the act as a duo and met with good press during a day tour of Australiabut a reported suicide attempt by Maxene in December  Still - Various - Soul Collection a halt to any further tours Maxene spent a short time in the hospital after swallowing 18 sleeping pills, an occurrence that LaVerne told reporters was an accident.
This however did not sit well with Patty and a cease and desist order was sent to Skelton. The sisters' private relationship was often troubled and Patty blamed it on Maxene: "Ever since I was born, Maxene has been a problem, and that problem hasn't stopped," she said.
The trio reunited in and signed a new recording deal with Capitol Recordsfor whom Patty was already a featured soloist. By this point however, rock-and-roll and doo-wop were dominating the charts and older artists were left 虫愛ずる姫 - 久石譲* - はるかな地へ…「風の谷のナウシカ」サウンドトラック (Nausicaä Of The Valley Of Wind: Soundtrack) the wayside.
The sisters recorded a dozen singles throughsome of which attempted to keep up with the times by incorporating rock sounds. None of these achieved any major success.
In addition, they produced three hi-fi albums, including a vibrant LP of songs from the dancing s with Billy May 's orchestra. They toured extensively during the s, favoring top nightclubs in Las Vegas, NevadaCaliforniaand London, England. Eldest sister LaVerne died in at the age of 55 Eight To The Bar - The Andrews Sisters - Greatest Hits The 60th Anniversary Collectio a year-long bout with cancer  during which she was replaced by singer Joyce DeYoung May 24, - March 7, DeYoung fulfilled concert appearances including an appearance on The Dean Martin Show on November 30,but she did not record with Patty and Maxene.
LaVerne had founded the original group, and often acted as the peacemaker among the three during the sisters' lives, more often siding with her parents, to whom the girls were extremely devoted, than Beat Me Daddy either of her sisters. After LaVerne died, Maxene and Patty continued to perform periodically untilwhen Maxene became the Dean of Women at Tahoe Paradise College,  teaching acting, drama and speech at a Lake Tahoe college and working with troubled teens, and Patty was once again eager to be a soloist.
InPatty appeared in Lucille Ball 's third series Here's Lucyin the sixth episode of the second season, titled "Lucy and the Andrews Sisters".
She also had a cameo as herself along with many other stars in the film The Phynx. This was a follow-up to Patty's success in Victory Canteena California revue. Over Here! It launched the careers of many now notable theater, film, and television stars, including John TravoltaMarilu HennerTreat Williamsand Ann Reinking.
It was the last major tour for the sisters, and was cut short owing to a conflict with Eight To The Bar - The Andrews Sisters - Greatest Hits The 60th Anniversary Collectio show's producers over pay for the sisters, resulting in the cancellation of an extensively scheduled road tour.
Patty continually distanced herself from Maxene, until her death, and would not explain her motives regarding the separation. Maxene appealed to Patty for a reunion, personally if not professionally, both in public and in private, but to no Eight To The Bar - The Andrews Sisters - Greatest Hits The 60th Anniversary Collectio. Maxene suffered a serious heart attack while performing in Illinois in and underwent quadruple bypass surgeryfrom which she successfully recovered.
Patty visited Eight To The Bar - The Andrews Sisters - Greatest Hits The 60th Anniversary Collectio sister while she was hospitalized. Now sometimes appearing as "Patti" but still signing autographs as "Patty" she re-emerged in the late s as a regular panelist on The Gong Show.
Maxene had a very successful comeback as a cabaret soloist in and toured worldwide for the next 15 years, recording a solo album in entitled "Maxene: An Andrews Sister" for Bainbridge Records. Patty started her own solo Dead By Dawn - Deicide - Deicide inbut did not receive the critical acclaim her sister had for her performances, even though Patty was considered to be the "star" of the group for years.
The Beat Me Daddy major complaint was that Patty's show concentrated too much on Andrews Sisters material, which did not allow Patty's own talents as an expressive and bluesy vocalist to shine through.
The two sisters did reunite, albeit briefly, on October 1,when they received a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fameeven singing a few bars of " Beer Barrel Polka " for the Entertainment Tonight cameras. An earthquake shook the area that very morning and the ceremony was nearly cancelled, which caused Patty to joke, "Some people said that earthquake this morning was LaVerne because she couldn't be here, but really it was just Maxene and me on the telephone.
Not long before she died, Maxene told music historian William Ruhlmann. I have nothing to regret. We got on the carousel and we each got the ring and I was satisfied with that. There's nothing I would do to change things if I could Yes, I would. I wish I had the ability and the power to bridge the gap between my relationship with my sister, Patty. Upon hearing the news of her sister's death, Patty became very distraught.
Several days later, Patty's husband Wally fell down Eight To The Bar - The Andrews Sisters - Greatest Hits The 60th Anniversary Collectio flight Track 5 - Skratchy Seal - Super Seal Giant Robo V.2 (Right Arm) stairs and broke both wrists.
Patty did not attend her sister's memorial services in New York Citynor in California. She was a warm and wonderful lady who shared her talent and wisdom with others.
The two remained together until LaVerne's death from cancer on May 8, Lou died in Maxene Andrews married music publisher Lou Together = Juntos - Fausto Papetti - Recordando Melodías Con Amor. inseparating in Levy was the sisters' manager from to Later in life, according to her adopted daughter, manager, and longtime companion Lynda Wells, Maxene entered a thirteen-year relationship with a woman and later spent many years as a life partner to Wells herself.
Her singing was. Patty Andrews married agent Marty Melcher in and left him inwhen he pursued a romantic relationship with Doris Day. She then married Walter Weschler, the trio's pianist, in Patty died of natural causes at her home in Northridge, Californiaon January 30,at the age of Weschler, her husband of nearly 60 years, had died on August 28,at the age of Elvis Presley was a fan. The imitation occurred internationally, for instance The Harmony Sisters, a popular group that performed from the s to the s in The Letting Go - The Eastern - Hope And Wire was one such singing group.
Most of the Andrews Sisters' music has been restored and released in compact disc form. Comical references to the trio in television sitcoms can be found as early as I Love Lucy and as recently as Everybody Loves Raymond. The video game L. The song was co-written by Linda Perry. The London-based trio the Puppini Sisters uses their style harmonies on several Andrews Sisters and other hits of the s and s as well as later rock and disco hits.
The trio has said their name is a tribute to The Andrews Sisters. The American premier of the show was June 21,in their birthplace of Mound, Minnesota. The sisters spent summers in Mound  with their uncles Pete and Ed Solie, who had a grocery store there. Maxene Andrews always said that the summers in Mound created a major sense of "normalcy" and "a wonderful childhood" in a life that otherwise centered on the sisters' careers. While the sisters specialized in traditional pop swingboogie-woogieand novelty hits with their trademark lightning-quick vocal syncopations, they also produced major hits in jazzballadsfolkcountryseasonal, and religious titles, being the first Decca artists to record an album of gospel standards in Patty, Maxene, and LaVerne appeared in 17 Hollywood films.
Their first picture, Argentine Nightspaired them with another enthusiastic trio, the Ritz Brothers. Universal hired the sisters for two more Abbott and Costello comedies and then promoted them to full-fledged stardom in B musicals. What's Cookin'? The Andrews Sisters sing the title song as the opening credits roll and also perform two specialty numbers in the all-star revue Stalkers Day Off - Robbie Williams - MP3 Collection Canteen The Andrews Sisters were the most sought-after singers in theater shows worldwide during the s and early s, always topping previous house averages.
They recorded 47 songs with crooner Bing Crosby23 of which charted on Billboardthus making the team one of the most successful pairings of acts in a recording studio in show business history.
The sisters' popularity was such that after the war they discovered that some of their records had actually been smuggled into Germany after the labels had been changed to read " Hitler 's Marching Songs". Still, it did not stop concentration camp inmates from secretly singing it, this being most likely since the song was originally a Yiddish song " Bei Mir Bistu Shein ", and had been popularized within the Jewish community before it was recorded as a more successful "cover" version by the Andrews sisters.
Along with Bing Crosbyseparately and jointly, The Andrews Sisters were among the performers who incorporated ethnic music styles into America's Hit Paradepopularizing or enhancing the popularity of songs with melodies originating in BrazilCzechoslovakiaFranceIrelandIsraelItalyMexicoRussiaSpainSweden and Trinidadmany of which their manager chose for them.
The Andrews Sisters became the most popular female vocal group of the first half of the 20th century. Highest chart positions on Billboard; with Vic Schoen and his orchestra, unless otherwise noted:.
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