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The Angels

The Angels were an American girl group, best-known for their 1963 hit "My Boyfriend's Back". Barbara and Phyllis Allbut and Linda Jansen (soon replaced with Peggy Santiglia) had their first hit was in 1961, with "Till", followed by a lesser success called "Cry Baby Cry".

In 1963, the trio began working with the Feldman-Goldstein-Gottehrer songwriting team, who wrote "My Boyfriend's Back". The Angels' performance was meant as a demo for The Shirellles to considered recording, but the music publishers chose instead to release it as it stood. The song was a major hit, but no follow-up of comparable success was released. A few minor hits followed and the trio began working as a session musician.