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 Barbara Alston

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Barbara Alston

Birth
Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
Death 16 Feb 2018 (aged 74)
Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Burial Details Unknown
Memorial ID 187537148 View Source
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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.

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  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 23 Feb 2018
  • Find a Grave Memorial 187537148
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/187537148/barbara-alston : accessed ), memorial page for Barbara Alston (29 Dec 1943–16 Feb 2018), Find a Grave Memorial ID 187537148, ; Maintained by Find a Grave Burial Details Unknown.