Singer. She is known for being the lead vocalist of the music ensemble "The Crystals." They will be remembered for the Top 10 hits "He's A Rebel" (1962), "Da Doo Ron Ron" (1963) and "Then He Kissed Me" (1963). Formed by big band musician Benny Wells in Brooklyn, Barbara Alston was recruited by Wells after he heard her singing in church. They recorded the single "There's No Other" (1962) and not long after, they caught the attention of producer Phil Spector. After Spector's undertaking of the group, they would go on to enjoy commercial success. They disbanded in 1966 and were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2005. Alston died of complications from influenza.
Bio by: C.S.