many consider them the best session singers
in the history of the British recording industry,
Motown's Andantes and New York's
Sweet Inspirations and Cookies.
The Vernons Girls, a 16-member girl group
assembled in Liverpool in the 1950s as a
clever, legal way to promote UK football
betting pools. Three of the Vernons Girls
broke away from the group and formed an
act called, quite rightly,
The Breakaways. The girls moved to
London where they became known
for their work as backing vocalists
on some of the greatest UK
recordings of the 60s.
Why neither side became a hit remains a
deep, dark, unfathomable mystery.
Czech songbird who had a fondness for American
rhythm and blues and rock 'n' roll and performed
covers of Brenda Lee songs. Yvonne won a
singing contest in her home city of Prague.
In England, backed by The Breakaways,
she released "When My Baby Cries,"
shaken and stirred or my
name isn't Alfred Hitchcock.
produced and arranged recordings made by the
Breakaways and many other Brit pop acts.
Jackie Trent was the tunesmith's lyricist
partner, girlfriend and future wife.
songs for other artists, she was in
the studio making records of her
own including the northern soul
doublesider "You Baby" b/w
"Send Her Away."
and you are about to witness history in the
making as she recorded one of the best
of her career, the Burt Bacharach -
Hal David composition "Alfie,
title track of the hit movie
If this doesn't give you goose bumps,
I hope you enjoyed the show.
You will be happy to know
that I will be returning soon
with more sweet tweets of
The Birds, Brit girls whose
pop records were enhanced
by The Breakaways. Til next
time this is Alfred Hitchcock
leaving you with a friendly
piece of advice. What ever you do, don't shower alone at the
Bates Motel. Use the buddy system. Good evening and...