Dionne Warwick is also a humanitarian who has been an Ambassador for the United Nations working to improve the lives of children throughout the world! Dionne Warwick is a role model, hero and music legend!
Her early career was with Florence Greenberg’s Scepter Records which was also the label of The Shirelles.
Check out this great video featuring Dionne as she introduces surviving members; Shirley Owens and Beverly Lee of The Shirelles.
The Shirelles were definitely America’s Sweethearts in the early 1960’s releasing hit after hit!
Their classic hit “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” has more than 75 million views on YouTube!
The Shirelles an American girl group that achieved popularity in the early 1960s. They consisted of schoolmates Shirley Owens (later Shirley Alston Reeves), Doris Coley (later Doris Kenner-Jackson), Addie “Micki” Harris (later Addie Harris McFadden), and Beverly Lee.
Founded in 1957 for a talent show at their high school, they were signed by Florence Greenberg of Tiara Records. Their first single, “I Met Him on a Sunday”, was released by Tiara and licensed by Decca Records in 1958. After a brief and unsuccessful period with Decca, they went with Greenberg to her newly formed company, Scepter Records. Working with Luther Dixon, the group rose to fame with “Tonight’s the Night”. A successful period of collaboration with Dixon and promotion by Scepter, resulted in seven top 20 hits.
It is impossible to pick out 1 song because Dionne has had so many great hits! Reviewers of the film, Valley of the Dolls all agree that the only great thing about this movie is Dionne Warwick’s theme song.
Dionne became interested in psychics, psychic phenomena and numerology which led to her being the spokesperson for the Psychic Friends Network. You don’t need to be psychic to recognize one of the world’s great vocalists when you hear her.
I hope you liked the music!
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