Thursday, April 8, 2010

THE VELVETEENS_Please Holy Father

White female group from Agawam,MA started in 1959 as the "Neighbor Girls" Judy Schinelli,Maureen Grady,Nancy Roy and Judy Roy.
Shortly thereafter,Judy Schinelli left the group and the rest changed their name to The Teensters.

In the early 1960 they signed with Chuck Lidell's label Stark Records(Chuck middle name) and recorded as The Velveteens their first single_Please Holy Father Pt.1/Please Holy Father Pt.2.

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After this recording Judy Roy leave the group and join Sandy Vigneault.Chuck made the decision of re-recorded_Please Holy Father. as_The Teen Prayer. and this was released in early 1961 with the B side_Baby-Baby. in May of 1961 the record was on the top of charts in Massachusttes and Connecticut.


The following up recording was_I Thank You/Meant To Be. on Stark Records later re-released in 1962 0n Laurie Records.In this time the girls engaged to be married and after of shout backing to Davi on their Stark side_Go Charley Go. the group broke up.


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