(L to R) Linda Brown, Mary Ragland, Cheri Richman, Sherrie Ragland and Candy Brown.
The Bobbi-Pins (Chillicothe, Ohio)
1963 - Why Did You Go? / I Wanna Love (Mercury 72193)
1965 - Sad Sad Girl / Little Wheel (Mercury 72389)
First know as the Splendorettes, the Bobbi-Pins were a vocal group of five girl students at Chillicothe High School in 1962. The group included Linda Brown, 16, Candy Brown,16 (no relation), Mary Ragland, 17, Sherrie Ragland, 15, and Cheri Rickman, 16. The teenagers have been singing since October 1960, they were members of the senior Teen-Timers which organized a 10 girl chorus at Carver Community center.
John Madara & Dave White
Through some means they connected with Redda Robbins (possibly through meeting her at a live performance) and Robbins used her Philadelphia connections to have them record a couple 45s for Mercury records using the Madara-White production team. The same team responsible for fantastic records by the likes of Len Barry, The Sweet Three, Joey Heatherton, Maureen Gray, Johnny Caswell, The Sherrys, Bunny Sigler and many more. The first 45s have a strong girl group sound. The group (Candy and Linda Brown) co-wrote "Why Did You Go?" and "I Wanna Love".
(updated by Hans-Joachim)
Sad Sad Girl Why Did You Go
I Wanna Love Little Wheel