(via liner notes to The Shirelles and King Curtis: ‘Twist Party)
A flyer for a fraternity Christmas dance in Richmond, VA featuring a performance by the Shirelles, four teenagers from Passaic, NJ who were major architects of the girl group sound. The Mosque theatre, which was commissioned by the Shriners back in the 1920s, was famous for its intricate Arabesque murals and distinctive architecture. It is now known as the Landmark Theatre.
Listen to the Shirelles and other ’60s pop sensations on this week’s American Routes.
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