The Dixie Cups
The musical roots of this New Orleans family trio began in the same place as so many other girl groups popular in the 1960s: in church. Within a year of being being discovered at a high school talent show, the Dixie Cups had a No. 1 hit with Ellie and Greenwich's "Chapel of Love" -- the first single released on Lieber and Stoller's Red Bird Records. Their tight harmonizing and upbeat pulse, building up to a powerful crescendo, help put the Dixie Cups at the top of the charts. However, like many other girl groups, further success eluded them, for once British groups began invading American charts, the clean and fun Girl Group sound was largely trampled underfoot.