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  • Author:
    Barbara Ann Alston
  • ISBN:
    1424174988
  • ISBN13:
    978-1424174980
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  • Publisher:
    PublishAmerica (September 17, 2007)
  • Pages:
    191 pages
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There's No Other book. The story begins in her last year of high school and ends right up to today. She has really let you know who she is as a person, how she feels about the world she lives in, and her goals for helping youngsters realize a better path in life. Barbara Ann Alston was born on December 29, 1943, in Baltimore.

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The Crystals singer Barbara Ann Alston, who recorded hits like Da Doo Ron Ron and Then He Kissed Me, has died at. .Alston sang lead vocals on their first three singles, including the US top 20 hit There's No Other Like My Baby.

The Crystals singer Barbara Ann Alston, who recorded hits like Da Doo Ron Ron and Then He Kissed Me, has died at the age of 74. Her band, along with The Ronettes, were among the definitive girl groups of the 1960s and helped construct Phil Spector's Wall of Sound. She died on Friday 16 February after contracting flu, her daughter said. She loved The Crystals," Donielle Prophete told BBC News.

The story begins in her last year of high school and ends right up to today. She and her mom moved to Brooklyn, New York, to live with her grandfather when she was about seven. In 1961, Barbara had the opportunity of joining a singing group called The Crystals.

She continued to say Alston had a real problem with being the lead singer. They loved her voice and kept pushing her to the front, but she was shy, she said. My sister says my mum wanted to do the choreography and stuff like that. Spector gave The Crystals name to Darlene Love after the commercial failure of ‘He Hit Me’, but the band were later allowed to use it again in 1963. Alston’s funeral is to be held today (February 23), where her former bandmate Dee Dee Kennibrew will speak.

Barbara Ann Alston, co-founder and lead singer of the hit-making Sixties girl group the Crystals, died February . She loved the sisterhood part of it, the traveling.

Barbara Ann Alston, co-founder and lead singer of the hit-making Sixties girl group the Crystals, died February 16th in Charlotte, North Carolina. Alston sang lead vocals on the Crystals’ There’s No Other (Like My Baby), the first single released on producer Phil Spector’s Philles Records in 1961; Spector had discovered the vocal group while recording demos for Hill & Range Publishers. Spector also served as producer on the Alston-led Crystals songs Uptown and the controversial 1962 single He Hit Me (And It Felt Like a Kiss), written by Carole King and Gerry Goffin.

Barbara Ann Alston was born in Baltimore on Dec. 29, 1943, to Ethel Banks Alston and John Westry

Barbara Ann Alston was born in Baltimore on Dec. 29, 1943, to Ethel Banks Alston and John Westry. She moved to Brooklyn with her mother and graduated from what is now the W. H. Maxwell Career and Technical Education High School there in 1961, shortly before the Crystals were signed.

Medley: "I Get Around", "Little Deuce Coupe".

For the episode of The Last Man on Earth, see Barbara Ann (The Last Man on Earth). Consequently, "Barbara Ann" peaked at No. 2 on the US Billboard Hot 100 (No. 1 in Cash Box and Record World) and at No. 3 in the UK in January 1966. It also topped the charts in Germany, Switzerland and Norway. It was The Beach Boys' biggest hit in Italy, reaching No.Variations of the Beach Boys' recording have seen release. There's No Other (Like My Baby)". Medley: "I Get Around", "Little Deuce Coupe". The Times They Are a-Changin'".

Barbara Ann Alston, second from the right, with the rest of The Crystals . Photo: Gems/Redferns/Getty Images). Alston was a founding member of The Crystals, one of the biggest girl groups of the ’60s, who played a crucial role in developing Phil Spector’s Wall Of Sound. The group was originally a quintet consisting of Alston, Dee Dee Kennibrew, Mary Thomas, Patricia Wright, and Dolores La La Brooks, all of whom sang in church. She sang lead on their hit debut song There’s No Other (Like My Baby), which had an 11-week chart run, as well as the flamenco-inspired Uptown.

Barbaras account of her life as an entertainer and mother is sensuous, exciting and moving in so many ways. The story begins in her last year of high school and ends right up to today. She has really let you know who she is as a person, how she feels about the world she lives in, and her goals for helping youngsters realize a better path in life. Barbara Ann Alston was born on December 29, 1943, in Baltimore. She and her mom moved to Brooklyn, New York, to live with her grandfather when she was about seven. In 1961, Barbara had the opportunity of joining a singing group called The Crystals. This is her story of that venture and how it impacted her life to be who she is today.

Amhirishes
Having loved The Crystals for decades, I was really looking forward to reading this book, but the slim volume (under 200 pages) turned out to be a very brief synopsis of Barbara's ten or so years as a Crystal, which comprises only the first 88 pages of the book. She's stunningly frank about aspects of her personal life during this period, but says little about her professional and musical life then. This is followed by a number of treatises on her personal philosophies, advice on health maintenance and child-rearing, and assorted other insights into her life and worldview. While this is not a bad thing at all, and while she's a most remarkable woman, this is just not the book I was expecting. It seems, more than anything else, to be a tool of catharsis for Barbara and I applaud her courage and gumption in writing it. But if you're expecting a meaty, informative, insider's music-bio to read, look elsewhere.
Niwield
I didnt know that such a book existed....what a great read it was....I am a BIG Crystals fan,so this was a Natural for me...I only wish that she concentrated more on her recording days,and the tours they were on....but...IT was a GREAT investment....you will enjoy the book,and her insights into life in GENERAL...BRAVO!!!!
Gribandis
Having been a long time fan of the Crystals since they made their debut in the early 1960s, I've been hoping that one of the original members would write a book about the history of the group. Barbara Alston did that and a lot more with "There's No Other". Her description of what it was like growing up in the days before the Crystals became legends was both colorful and interesting reading. She describes what it was like to keep up with the demands of recording, touring and maintaining some semblance of a personal life. The second half of the book deals with some interesting perceptions of American life through the eyes of someone who has had an uncommon journey from being a somewhat typical urban teenage girl to musical stardom and then life after being a Crystal. Great reading for fans of the group or anyone else wanting a view of the lives of performers during the Girl Group Era.