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ADDIE HARRIS McPHERSON

 
BIOGRAPHY
 
Addie Harris McPherson

Member of the all girl group ’The Shirelles’, Formed in 1958.

The Shirelles were originally formed in 1958 in Passaic, New Jersey by four friends:

Members included.

Shirley Owens Alston Reeves
Doris Coley Kenner Jackson
Addie "Micki" Harris McPherson
Beverly Lee.

Students at Passaic High School, they christened themselves 'the Poquellos', wrote a song called "I Met Him on a Sunday," and entered their school talent show with it, singing it a cappella.

A school friend had them audition for her mother, Florence Greenberg, who ran a small record label; she was impressed enough to become the group's manager, and changed their name to The Shirelles by combining frequent lead singer Shirley's first name with doo-woppers the Chantels.

The Shirelles' recording of "I Met Him on a Sunday" was licensed by Decca and climbed into the national Top 50 in 1958. Two more singles flopped, however, and Decca passed on further releases.

Greenberg instead signed them to her new label, Scepter Records, and brought in producer Luther Dixon, whose imaginative, sometimes string heavy arrangements would help shape the group's signature sound.

Known for the world charting ’Will you still love me tomorrow’.

Micki Harris died of a heart attack during a performance in Atlanta on June 10 1982. She was replaced by a returning Louie Bethune.

Written by Carole King and Gerry Goffin.

 
 
 
 
 
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