Unforgettables with Chubby Checker - L to R : M.Robinson, J. Chase, Chubby Checker, M. Gaddness and C. Robinson

    The Chiffons (1) (Los Angeles)
    aka The Unforgettables (1)


    Personnel :

    Marie Robinson

    Joyce Chase

    Marie Gaddness

    Carlotta  "Cookie" Robinson


    Discography :

    The Unforgettables (1)
    1961 - It Hurts  / Was It Alright (Colpix 192)

    The Chiffons (1)
    1960 - Tonight's The Night / Do You Know (Big Deal 6003/Zircon 1012)
    1961 - No More Tomorrows / Never Never (Wildcat 601)
    1962 - After Last Night / Doctor Of Hearts (Reprise 20103)



    The Chiffons, three young ladies from Los Angeles adopted their group name two years before the Celebrated Chiffons from the Bronx, NY scored big with "She's So Fine»". The group, Marie Love, Joyce  Chapel and  Carlotta Robertson, had assembled  while still in high school, taking the name Chiffons from a hat brand. Securing a recording session with Big Deal Records from Chatsworth, CA, the trio recorded two tracks,"Tonight's The Night", which was a cover of a present minor hit by the Shirelles and "Do You Know" (Big Deal 6003). The record charted on the KFXM chart in San Bernardino, CA. September 1960. The same month a lease deal was made with Zircon (#1012) label in Canada who wanted a piece of the action. "Tonight's The Night"  caught action in Chicago, Philadelphia, Portland, Phoenix and Fort Wayne and had climbed to #76 on Billboard before the year had ended. (In July 1962, a single was released by Ginger & The Chiffons on Groove (0003), but they are a totally different group.

    The Chiffons (1) aka The Unforgettables (1)  

    Come September of 1962, we see the release of "Doctor of Hearts" on Frank Sinatra's Reprise label backed with "After Last Night" (#20,103). The session seems to have taken place at the United Recording Studio, 6050 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, CA. Billboard gave both tracks three stars and did not comment on the music. Finally we have The Chiffons on the New York based Wildcat (#601) in October 1962. Less than two months later, "He's So Fine" was released on Laurie Records, becoming a huge hit for the New York group, so no competing Chiffons groups remained. After "Tonight's The Night">, Marie, Joyce and Carlotta recorded as The Unforgettables, having one minor chart item, " It Hurts" "Was It Alright" on Colpix 192 in 1961. With the addition of Singer Oma Head, other recordings under pseudonyms were also released.


    Songs :
    updated by Hans-Joachim

    The Unforgettables (1)

    Was It Alright                              It Hurts  

    The Chiffons (1)

    Tonight's The Night                        Do You Know                         After Last Night

               Doctor Of Hearts        Never Never / No More Tomorrows


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