The Blossoms were a female vocal group formed at Fremont High School in Los Angeles in 1954 as the Dreamers and consisting of Fanita James (nÃ©e Barrett), Gloria Jones, and the twin sisters Nanette and Annette Williams. They recorded for Flair Records in 1954. By 1957, Nanette Williams had been replaced by Darlene Wright, who later took the name Darlene Love. They did extensive session work, and Love and James were members of producer Phil Spector's studio group Bob B. Soxx and the Blue Jeans. Love also recorded with Spector under her own name and as part of the Crystals. The Blossoms had one pop chart entry in 1961 with "Son-In-Law," an answer record to Ernie K-Doe's hit "Mother-In-Law." Later, the Blossoms -- by now consisting of Love, James, and Jean King -- were regular backup singers on the pop music television series Shindig in 1965. In 1967, they scored an R&B singles chart entry with "Good, Good Lovin'." There were more personnel changes and a string of singles on several labels. In 1972, the Blossoms recorded the album Shockwave. ~ William RuhlmannPortions of Content Provided by Rovi Corporation.
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