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The Chantels

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The Chantels were the second African-American girl group to enjoy nationwide success in the United States, preceded by the Bobbettes. The group was established in the early 1950s by students attending St. Anthony of Padua school in the Bronx. The ...

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The Chantels were the second African-American girl group to enjoy nationwide success in the United States, preceded by the Bobbettes. The group was established in the early 1950s by students attending St. Anthony of Padua school in the Bronx. The original five members consisted of Arlene Smith (lead), Sonia Goring, Rene Minus, Jackie Landry Jackson and Lois Harris. They derived their name from that of a rival school, St. Frances de Chantal.

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