Vernons Girls

Girl 60‘s Teen   b/w   Girl Teen Rock

This classic lineup consisted of Maureen KennedyJean Owen, and Frances Lee

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Liverpool, England

Formed in the early 1950’s, disbanded 1964

United Kingdom

The Vernons Girls were an English musical ensemble of female vocalists. They were formed at the Vernons football pools company in the 1950s in Liverpool, settling down to a sixteen strong choir and recording an album of standards.


As a 16-piece vocal group, the Vernon Girls appeared on the ITV show Oh Boy! with the house band between 1958 and 1959, and made a series of relatively successful singles for labels Parlophone between 1958 and 1961. Their 1958 LP released on Parlophone was arranged and conducted by Peter Knight, with sleeve notes by Eamonn Andrews. This record is significantly different from their later pop hits, featuring such fifties standards as "We'll Gather Lilacs", "Lonely Ballerina", and the "Cuckoo in the Clock".

Led by Maureen Kennedy, from 1961 the group reduced their membership to five and then three members, and by 1962 had signed to Decca Records where they recorded covers of American hits. Their cover of the Drifters' "Lover Please" and "You Know What I Mean" were both hits; the latter was also originally the B-side of "Lover Please". In the US the group charted with the first Beatles tribute album there, We Love The Beatles. As The Carefrees, they also charted with "We Love You Beatles", and made an album only available in the United States. … Read full text here >>> The Vernons Girls

Original release  DECCA F11572 (UK) 1963   b/w   DECCA 45-F 11450 (UK) 1962

This release, re-issue on OLD GOLD Og 9537 (UK[1985]

Billie Davis - Tell him   b/w   Vernons Girls - Lover please

Vernons Girls - Lover please - 1962

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