Performing Saturday, February 2, 2019
The Chiffons originated from the Bronx area of New York in 1960. Their sassy flair made them one of the top Girl Groups of the early ’60s. With their trademark tight harmonies, high-stepping confidence and the hit machine of Goffin and King writing songs such as “One Fine Day,” the Chiffons made music that helped define the Girl Group sound of the era. They are best known for hit pop singles such as “One Fine Day” and “Sweet Talkin’ Guy,” hits that are still staples of oldies radio today. The group comprised Judy Craig (lead singer), Patricia Bennett and Barbara Lee. Sylvia Peterson was added to the group in 1963.
The group had already recorded a handful of singles when they hit the Number One spot in the United States with the song “He’s So Fine.” Their first hit was followed by other notable tunes like “Sweet Talkin’ Guy” and “I Have a Boyfriend,” although many of their recordings were derivative of the period. The group also released material under the title The Four Pennies.
The Chiffons return to the Surf Ballroom’s Winter Dance Party lineup for the second time, having performed last during the 2008 tribute.