Give Him A Great Big Kiss – 1964
They were formed in New York‘s Queens district in 1963 and legend has it they split up in 1968 to take up a career as hookers (purely apocryphal)! One thing is for sure – some of their music stood way out from the Pack. I can never go home anymore is a sad song in anyone’s book – it brought tears to my eyes when I was thirteen, anyway.
Mary Weiss and the Ganser twin sisters had a gigantic hit with Leader of the Pack although a tune associated with the Mods’ arch enemies the Rockers, the DJ at the Wheel in Manchester kept putting in their tracks and of course we all loved em!
Their lyrics told great stories and were often very theatrical – listen to the amazing Past Present and Future.
And these were all played at Manchester’s Blue Note club the most popular at that time 1968 was “Give Him a Great Big Kiss”.