The Villette Sisters
Elaine, Regina & MGM recording director Ray Ellis
The Villette Sisters (New York)
1960 - I Gave Him Back His Ring / The Rainbow (MGM 12928)
Following success with the great French Star, Maurice Chevalier, Arnold Maxin (MGM president) has now packed a stunning pair of Parisian Teen-agers known as Les Soeurs Villette, Elaine and Regina. Aged 17 and 15, the sisters were discovered backstage at a Paris night Club by publisher and artist manager George Weiner. Weiner found the pair accomplished as Spanish guitarists, jugglers, dancers and singer. The Villette Sisters make appearances on the Ed Sullivan Show in the spring of 1960.
The Villette Sisters with MGM recording director Ray Ellis (left) and manager George Weiner.
George Weiner who manages them, brought the girls to the attention of Arnold Maxin who signed them to an MGM contract. The girls recorded pop songs “The Rainbow” and “I Gave Him Back His Ring.” The record was released in August 1960. It will be the only girls' single.
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