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Mary Weiss, Lead vocalist of the Shang-ri Las RIP at 75.


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One of my favorite girl groups. 


From the article:


A native of Queens, New York, Weiss joined her sister Elizabeth, along with another pair of sisters, Marge and Mary Ann Ganser, to form the Shangri-Las in the early 1960s.


“Remember (Walking in the Sand)” – also known as “Remember” – was the band’s first demo, written by George “Shadow” Morton. The track became a hit upon its release in 1964.


“Leader of the Pack,” also released in 1964, became a number one hit. Both songs were on the Shangri-Las’ debut album, also called “Leader of the Pack,” which was released in 1965.


Other popular songs on the record included “Give Him a Great Big Kiss.” The group followed up their debut with a second album released later in 1965, titled “Shangri-Las-65!”


Soon after, the group disbanded due to legal issues. Weiss told Rolling Stone in 2007, “When we started, it was all about music. By the time it ended, it was all about litigation.”




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