The Shirelles were the first all-girl group of the rock ‘n’ roll era to score a number one record! They are universally credited as the originators of the “Girl Group Sound” that is so beloved by the Baby Boomer generation. Their long string of hits, including “Soldier Boy,” “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow,” “Dedicated To The One I Love,” “Mama Said” and so many others, have been recorded by hundreds of artists, including The Beatles, Dionne Warwick, Aretha Franklin, Eric Clapton & The Yardbirds, The Mamas & the Papas, Bernadette Peters and Smokey Robinson. Named one of the 100 best acts of all time by “Rolling Stone” in 2004, The Shirelles topped the Billboard Hot 100 with “Will You Love Me Tomorrow.” In recent years, The Shirelles have received the Soul of America Music Award and the Pioneer Award from the Rhythm and Blues Foundation, in addition to their 1996 induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
“Darlene Love’s thunderbolt voice is as embedded in the history of rock ‘n’ roll as Eric Clapton’s guitar or Bob Dylan’s lyrics.” —The New York Times
“It’s not officially Christmas,” until she sings “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” — David Letterman