The Darlettes (1) aka The Rosettes
The Darlettes (1) (Bronx, New York)
aka The Rosettes
Diane Christian (Lead)
Gale Noble (Soprano
Shirley Crier (Alto)
1961 - You Broke My Heart / It Must be Love (Herald 562)
Diane Christian & The Darlettes (1)
1962 - Just You / The Wobble (Dunes 2016)
The Darlettes (1)
1963 - Here She Comes / Just You (Dunes 2026)
The Darlettes consisted of Diane Christian, Gale Noble and Shirley Crier. They all were from the the Morrisan section of the Bronx borough of New York City and grew up within a block of each other. Shirley Crier attended Morris High School in the Bronx while Diane Christian and Gale Noble attended Central Commercial In Manhattan. Like the other groups of that time they attended local talent contests.
Shirley's older brother Arthur Crier was already a successful singer songwriter member of the Chimes and the Mallows. Arthur later achieved the most success as the bass in the Halos. So it was only natural that he managed and wrote for the girls. Originally called the Rosettes their first single "You Broke My Heart" was released on the Herald label.
The Halos (Arthur Crier (Front right) Clockwise from top : Dianne Christian, Shirley Crier, Gale Noble
Their second "Just You" was credited to Diane and the Darlettes as Diane was the primary lead singer. Arthur's group the Halo's recorded for Dunes so the girls' second single "Just You" released on that label. "Just You" featured dual leads by Dianne and Shirley.
The third release "Here She Comes" was credited to the Darlettes and was written by Ellie Greenwich and Jeff Barry, When it was available the Darlettes did some demo work. Most of their promotion was at local clubs and on radio stations. After "Here She Comes" Shirley got married and moved to Texas.
1967 - Dianne (Center) with the Liberty Belles
Diane continued to record demos and went on to have a solo career. Gale too had a solo career.
From John Clemente's Girl Groups
(Update By Hans-Joachim)
you broke my heart It Must be Love
The Darlettes (1)
Here She Comes Just You The Wobble
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