The Andrew Sisters's bold brassy style and perfect harmonies often made their singing sound like blaring trumpets.
Publicity photograph of the Andrews Sisters. Library of Congress, LC-USZ62-137549.
Girls Rock and Rule
The Andrews Sisters record "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy"
With a catchy, fast-paced melody and snappy lyrics, "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" was a phenomenal hit during World War II, bringing the Andrews Sisters worldwide acclaim.
LaVerne, Maxene, and Patty were the most successful female vocal group of their time, recording 113 chart singles between 1938 and 1951. Their success helped pave the way for the "girl group era" of the mid-1960s, which included all-women vocal groups like The Supremes, The Shirelles, and The Ronettes and decades later, The Go-Gos and The Spice Girls.