Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Vernon Girls, The Vernons Girls|
The Very Best Of The Vernons Girls
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Fascinating history hidden by limited success
Peter Durward Harris | Leicester England | 01/13/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Vernon girls, from Liverpool, were originally a 70-strong girls choir sponsored by a commercial company but by the time they became successful had been reduced to a trio, although even that trio didn't have a stable line-up. They are best remembered as a television act.
This collection focuses on their hit-making period, although their popularity on television was not matched on record - they were not particularly successful in the singles chart. Their only UK top twenty hit was Lover please, a cover of a Clyde McPhatter song, but they also had minor hits with You know what I mean, Locomotion, Funny all over and Do the bird. Of their other tracks, the best is surely We love the Beatles, but the other tracks are interesting to committed fans of British early sixties music.
Various ex-members found success in other groups or as backup singers, while one married British rock'n'roll star Marty Wilde - they later became the parents of eighties pop star Kim Wilde.
While this is by no means an essential collection, it is an interesting slice of easy listening Liverpool pop music."
John W. Marshall | Stow, Ohio USA | 03/30/2001
(2 out of 5 stars)
"The Vernon Girls never quiet got there. Their sound is rather bland and uninspired....the mediocre material didn't help. What's interesting is that The Breakaways came out of the Vernon Girls...with a thunderous roar! Sadly, that music in nearly impossible to find. The Breakaways had the Phil Spector Wall of Sound...like The Crystals meet the Ronettes meet the Shangri-las. Back to the Best of the Vernon Girls...white bread at it's mildest.....but, a part of the British History of early Rock Music. Forutnately...it got alot better!"
Vernons Girls Fans
Vincent A. Petraglia | New York City, USA | 09/25/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Well its the "best of" so if you are an oldies fan, a Vernons Girls fan, you want to hear a unique, different sound or just would like to go back in time this is the CD for you."