1950s EASY-POP Songs and Singers...on the verge of Rock 'n Roll
Andrews Sisters Patty, lead singer, (b.1918), Maxine, high harmony, (b.1916), LaVerne, contralto, (b.1911)
Famous EASY-POP hit single during the 50s: I Wanna Be Loved 1950
The Andrews Sisters also had hits with I Can Dream Can’t I in 1949 and Quick Silver in 1950 with Bing Crosby. Recording career with hits on the charts: 1938-1951 Record Label: Decca
Born in Minnesota to a Greek immigrant father and a Norwegian American mother, the Andrews Sisters started their career as imitators of the singing group, the Boswell Sisters. After singing with dance bands, their recordings and radio broadcasts brought them fame in the forties. Their unmistakable close-harmony entertained troops during World War II. The 1941 comedy film ‘Buck Privates’ with Abbott and Costello introduced their best-known recording, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy. It won the Academy Award for best song and Bette Midler made it popular again with her stage show in 1973. The sisters, who recorded many hits with Bing Crosby, broke up in 1953 with Patti’s choice to go solo. During their career, they sold 75 million records.